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.
- The Accidental Skeptic. Williams, Barry // Australasian Science;Sep2006, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p46
The article presents the author's views on the experience of one writer who consulted a psychic. The author presents his opinion on the abilities of psychics. He also explains the difference between the perception of editors and writers with regard to time. The author also urges readers of the...