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Critical Thinking Resources


Welcome! This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Critical Thinking Skills.

This guide will assist you in finding books, e-books, scholarly journal articles, streaming videos, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

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Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

How important is critical thinking in all areas of the curriculum? This short, inexpensive guide is designed to help students learn to think critically inanysubject-matter course. A combination of instruction and exercises shows them how to use critical thinking to more fully appreciate the power of the discipline they are studying, to see its connections to other fields and to their day-to-day lives, to maintain an overview of the field so they can see the parts in terms of the whole, and to becomeactive learnersrather than passive recipients of information. The model of critical thinking (used throughout the book) is in terms of theelements of reasoning,standards, andcritical thinking processes. This model is well-suited to thinking throughanyproblem or question.

An A to Z of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is becoming increasingly prominent as an academic discipline taught and examined in schools and universities, as well as a crucial skill for everyday life. To be a successful critical thinker it is vital to understand how the different concepts and terms are defined and used. The terminology often presents a stumbling block for the beginner, since much of it is used imprecisely in everyday language. This definitive A to Z guide provides precise definitions for over 130 terms and concepts used in critical thinking. Each entry presents a short definition followed by a more detailed explanation and authoritative clarification. Armed with the tools and knowledge provided in these pages, the reader will be able to distinguish an assertion from an argument, a flaw from a fallacy, a correlation from a cause and a fact from an opinion. The book is an invaluable resource for teachers and students of critical thinking, providing all the tools necessary to effectively analyse, evaluate, question and reason for yourself.

Critical Thinking Series

This three-part series from the Films on Demand database explains in detail three skills that are key to critical thinking: the ability to determine credibility, to assess the significance of evidence, and to know when to question assumptions. With excellent case studies and interviews with leading thinkers in the area, this is a fantastic and comprehensive resource for students. Viewable/printable worksheets are available online. 3-part series, 25–39 minutes each.

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