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Critical Thinking -- Christopher P. Dwyer
Critical Thinking: Conceptual Perspectives and Practical Guidelines by
Call Number: Stacks (BF441 .D895 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
Dwyer's book is unique and distinctive as it presents and discusses a modern conceptualization of critical thinking - one that is commensurate with the exponential increase in the annual output of knowledge. The abilities of navigating new knowledge outputs, engaging in enquiry and constructively solving problems are not only important in academic contexts, but are also essential life skills. Speciﬁcally, the book provides a modern, detailed, accessible and integrative model of critical thinking that accounts for critical thinking sub-skills and real-world applications; and is commensurate with the standards of twenty-first-century knowledge. The book provides both opportunities to learn and apply these skills through a series of exercises, as well as guidelines on how critical thinking can be developed and practised, in light of existing psychological research, which can be used to enhance the experience of critical thinking training and facilitate gains in critical thinking ability.
Critical thinking is a metacognitive process that, through purposeful, self-regulatory reflective judgment, consists of a number of subskills and dispositions that, when used appropriately, increases the chances of producing a logical solution to a problem or a valid conclusion to an argument.