Using paradoxes to teach critical thinking in science
- Underlying Conditions. Yager, Robert E.; Penick, John E. // Educational Leadership;Nov85, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p83
Describes trends relevant to the development of critical thinking in students using concepts in social studies. Role of teachers and educators; Development of social studies programs; Ways to promote critical thinking.
- Diagnosing the attainment of basic enquiry skills: The 100-year old quest for critical thinking. Jungwirth, Ehud; Dreyfus, Amos // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology);Spring90, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p42
Focuses on critical thinking as one of the most essential objectives of science education. Novel approaches to testing for selected inquiry skills; Diagnosing attainment of basic inquiry skills; Analysis of scientific passages test.
- Introduction: Chaos, Complexity, Curriculum, and Culture. Fleener, M Jayne // Chaos, Complexity, Curriculum, & Culture: A Conversation;2005, p1
An introduction to the book is presented in which the editor discusses the science of modernism, systems thinking, and nonequilibrium physics.
- SCHOLASTIC News Teacher's Edition, Vol. 74 No. 3 September 19, 2005. Sharif, Dara // Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6 (Teacher's Edition);9/19/2005, Vol. 74 Issue 3, pT1
Presents a teaching guide for social studies and critical thinking, including Iraq's constitution.
- A THINKER-BASED APPROACH TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Shiffrin, Seana Valentine // Constitutional Commentary;Fall2011, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p283
The article presents the author views on the thinker-based foundation for the freedom of speech. He states that this theory may present a stronger and more logical base for the most significant free speech protection than competitor free speech theories. Comparison of thinker-based autonomy...
- Critical thinking exercises for introductory biology courses. Tyser, Robin W.; Cerbin, William J. // BioScience;Jan1991, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p41
Suggests some critical thinking exercises for students taking up introductory courses in biology. Assumption on the students' concern and interest in science by encountering news articles; Course objectives, limitations and mechanisms; Evaluation of the activity through students' response to...
- Mathematics: functional or not? Cowley, David // Mathematics Teaching;Mar2006, Issue 195, p45
The article discusses functional mathematics. Mathematics traces its roots as a deductive science. The nature and purpose of mathematics include survival, direct applications of mathematics, mathematics as a language and a tool, mathematics for its own sake and mathematics for personal development.
- Science Education Is No Guarantee of Skepticism. Walker, W. Richard; Hoekstra, Steven J.; Vogl, Rodney J. // Skeptic;2002, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p24
Asserts that science education does not guarantee skepticism or critical thinking. Assessment of science knowledge and pseudo-scientific beliefs; Use of survey methodology in the study.
- Students should be taught to think critically in science. Johnston, Peter // East Bernard Express (TX);1/8/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p4
The opinion piece offers the author's thoughts regarding the need for children to be encouraged to think critically by their science curriculum at school.