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Critical Thinking Resources

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

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The Critical Thinking Toolkit

The Critical Thinking Toolkit is a comprehensive compendium that equips readers with the essential knowledge and methods for clear, analytical, logical thinking and critique in a range of scholarly contexts and everyday situations. Takes an expansive approach to critical thinking by exploring concepts from other disciplines, including evidence and justification from philosophy, cognitive biases and errors from psychology, race and gender from sociology and political science, and tropes and symbols from rhetoric.


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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. 2009, ClickView Pty Limited. 3-part series, 25–39 minutes each.

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An A to Z of Critical Thinking

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.


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