Thinking is not a spectator sport. Research has shown that the skills of critical thinking must be practiced with a wide variety of problems in many different contexts in order to be learned and retained. The exercises, questions, and reviews in this workbook are designed to provide the systematic practice needed to help readers become more critical thinkers. By reading and responding to the questions before reading the accompanying chapter in the text, readers will develop a framework that will help them to comprehend, anticipate, and organize the information in the accompanying chapter.
Based on principles of active learning with authentic tasks, all of the exercises were written to be similar to problems and situations readers are likely to encounter in real life -- and they provide numerous examples for both short and extended writing assignments. Problems include topics such as saving money; understanding a research report that appears in a newspaper; recognizing propaganda; reaching reasoned conclusions; avoiding common biases; and deciding when a risk is "too risky." These exercises also work well for cooperative learning projects and are designed to help adult learners develop the skills and the habits of mind essential for life-long learning.
Designed to be used in conjunction with Halpern's text, Thought & Knowledge, this workbook could also be used with other texts or as a stand-alone enhancement in courses on thinking skills and cognitive psychology. All exercises along with syllabus suggestions and self assessments are available in the Instructor's Manual.
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"The author applies theory and research from learning theory to teach students the thinking skills they need in today's world. An academic grounding based in cognitive psychology is presented supported by numerous practical examples and anecdotes. This text has been revised to help students make meaningful conclusions from the overwhelming quantity of information now available to them from the Web."
―Zentralblatt for Didaktik der Mathematik
Praise for the third edition:
"This text is appropriate even for students who lack a background in psychology. Students who work through the text and workbook should leave the course with a solid understanding of both the psychological processes involved in thinking and how to apply them."
―Applied Cognitive Psychology
Praise for the third edition:
"Diane Halpern's thinking about thinking emerges as a one-of-a-kind multifaceted gem, sparkling in its substance, style, and sensibility. It is just what the doctor ordered for anyone seeking to develop skills in quantitative reasoning, evidence-based argumentation, or simply 'good' thinking. And, despite the formidable challenges presented by such topics, the book triumphs in the 'fireside companion' domain--a sheer delight to read!"
―Joel R. Levin
University of Wisconsin
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110805820329