Thinking Critically About Law

Thinking Critically About Law
Author: A. R. Codling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 1317298381
ISBN 13: 9781317298380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically About Law Book Review:

So you’ve arrived at university, you’ve read the course handbook and you’re ready to learn the law. But is knowing the law enough to get you the very best marks? And what do your lecturers mean when they say you need to develop critical and analytical skills? When is it right to put your own views forward? What are examiners looking for when they give feedback to say that your work is too descriptive? This book explores what it means to think critically and offers practical tips and advice for students to develop the process, skill and ability of thinking critically while studying law. The book investigates the big questions such as: What is law? and What is ‘thinking critically’? How can I use critical thinking to get better grades in assessments? What is the role of critical thinking in the work place? These questions and more are explored in Thinking Critically About Law. Whether you have limited prior experience of critical thinking or are looking to improve your performance in assessments, this book is the ideal tool to help you enhance your capacity to question, challenge, reflect and problematize what you learn about the law throughout your studies and beyond.

Thinking Critically about Research

Thinking Critically about Research
Author: Jane Ogden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 0429816677
ISBN 13: 9780429816673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically about Research Book Review:

We live in an age of unprecedented access to information. The last decade has seen an exponential growth in data and material available, often at the touch of a button. However, this has also made it harder to discern between fact and fiction. What is real and what is fake? What should we believe and what should we reject? In an environment of information overload, a distrust of experts, the circulation of misinformation and false facts, and public debates based upon poor evidence, Thinking Critically About Research comes at a vital juncture. The book is designed to help readers develop a critical understanding of evidence and the ways in which evidence is presented, and to challenge the information they receive in both academic and non-academic sources. The author presents a step-by-step approach with a focus on knowing methods, culminating in a bespoke ‘critical tool kit’ which offers a practical checklist designed to be used when carrying out research. Also containing learning features including tasks and worked examples, drawing on real research studies, this is an essential resource for students and researchers, and those putting research into practice, who want to have better critical thinking skills.

Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking

Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking
Author: Diane F. Halpern,Heidi R. Riggio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1136605835
ISBN 13: 9781136605833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking Book Review:

A workbook for Thought & Knowledge, Fourth Edition by Diane F Halpern, Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking, Fourth Edition is filled with new exercises to reinforce learning and practice newly acquired skills. This workbook can be purchased in a student package with Thought & Knowledge or as a separate item.

Thinking Critically About Child Development

Thinking Critically About Child Development
Author: Jean Mercer,Stephen D. A. Hupp,Jeremy Jewell
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN 10: 154434192X
ISBN 13: 9781544341927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically About Child Development Book Review:

With a unique focus on inquiry, Thinking Critically About Child Development presents 74 claims related to child development for readers to examine and think through critically. Author Jean Mercer and new co-authors Stephen Hupp and Jeremy Jewell use anecdotes to illustrate common errors of critical thinking and encourage students to consider evidence and logic relevant to everyday beliefs. New material in the Fourth Edition covers adolescence, adverse childhood experiences, genetics, LGBT issues for both parents and children, and other issues about sexuality, keeping readers up to date on the latest scholarship in the field. Also of Interest Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence: An Active Learning Approach, Second Edition: Chronologically organized, this book presents topics within the field of child development through unique and highly engaging Active Learning opportunities. Child Development: An Active Learning Approach, Third Edition: Topically organized, this book invites students to take an active journey toward understanding the latest findings from the field of child development.

Thinking Critically About Abortion

Thinking Critically About Abortion
Author: Nathan Nobis,Kristina Grob
Publsiher: Open Philosophy Press
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2019-06-19
ISBN 10: 0578532638
ISBN 13: 9780578532639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically About Abortion Book Review:

This book introduces readers to the many arguments and controversies concerning abortion. While it argues for ethical and legal positions on the issues, it focuses on how to think about the issues, not just what to think about them. It is an ideal resource to improve your understanding of what people think, why they think that and whether their (and your) arguments are good or bad, and why. It's ideal for classroom use, discussion groups, organizational learning, and personal reading. From the Preface To many people, abortion is an issue for which discussions and debates are frustrating and fruitless: it seems like no progress will ever be made towards any understanding, much less resolution or even compromise. Judgments like these, however, are premature because some basic techniques from critical thinking, such as carefully defining words and testing definitions, stating the full structure of arguments so each step of the reasoning can be examined, and comparing the strengths and weaknesses of different explanations can help us make progress towards these goals. When emotions run high, we sometimes need to step back and use a passion for calm, cool, critical thinking. This helps us better understand the positions and arguments of people who see things differently from us, as well as our own positions and arguments. And we can use critical thinking skills help to try to figure out which positions are best, in terms of being supported by good arguments: after all, we might have much to learn from other people, sometimes that our own views should change, for the better. Here we use basic critical thinking skills to argue that abortion is typically not morally wrong. We begin with less morally-controversial claims: adults, children and babies are wrong to kill and wrong to kill, fundamentally, because they, we, are conscious, aware and have feelings. We argue that since early fetuses entirely lack these characteristics, they are not inherently wrong to kill and so most abortions are not morally wrong, since most abortions are done early in pregnancy, before consciousness and feeling develop in the fetus. Furthermore, since the right to life is not the right to someone else’s body, fetuses might not have the right to the pregnant woman’s body—which she has the right to—and so she has the right to not allow the fetus use of her body. This further justifies abortion, at least until technology allows for the removal of fetuses to other wombs. Since morally permissible actions should be legal, abortions should be legal: it is an injustice to criminalize actions that are not wrong. In the course of arguing for these claims, we: 1. discuss how to best define abortion; 2. dismiss many common “question-begging” arguments that merely assume their conclusions, instead of giving genuine reasons for them; 3. refute some often-heard “everyday arguments” about abortion, on all sides; 4. explain why the most influential philosophical arguments against abortion are unsuccessful; 5. provide some positive arguments that at least early abortions are not wrong; 6. briefly discuss the ethics and legality of later abortions, and more. This essay is not a “how to win an argument” piece or a tract or any kind of apologetics. It is not designed to help anyone “win” debates: everybody “wins” on this issue when we calmly and respectfully engage arguments with care, charity, honesty and humility. This book is merely a reasoned, systematic introduction to the issues that we hope models these skills and virtues. Its discussion should not be taken as absolute “proof” of anything: much more needs to be understood and carefully discussed—always.

Applied Psychology Thinking Critically

Applied Psychology  Thinking Critically
Author: Howard Burton
Publsiher: Open Agenda Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-18
ISBN 10: 177170070X
ISBN 13: 9781771700702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Psychology Thinking Critically Book Review:

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Stephen Kosslyn, a renowned psychologist and Founder, President and Chief Academic Officer of Foundry College.This wide-ranging conversation explores Stephen Kosslyn and his colleagues’ extensive analysis of research results on the differences between what the top parts of the brain and the bottom parts of the brain do and what the implications of those results are for everyday life which led to a new theory of personality to better understand the way we think and behave, the so-called Theory of Cognitive Modes. In addition the discussion covers how pedagogical principles were applied in the real world of learning and teaching by establishing Minerva Schools at KGI. This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Synoptic Progress, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter: I. Only Communicate - The PowerPointing Professor II. Top Brain, Bottom Brain - A new theory of personality III. Beyond Theory - Testing the hypotheses IV. Transforming Education - The Minerva Project V. Making A Difference - Jumping to the front lines VI. Surveying the Landscape - The evolution of cognitive science About Ideas Roadshow Conversations: This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

Thinking Critically About the Kennedy Assassination

Thinking Critically About the Kennedy Assassination
Author: Michel Jacques Gagné
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2022-03-28
ISBN 10: 1000544125
ISBN 13: 9781000544121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically About the Kennedy Assassination Book Review:

Thinking Critically About the Kennedy Assassination uses the tools of critical thinking, historical research, and philosophical inquiry to debunk the many myths and conspiracy theories surrounding JFK’s shocking and untimely death. As we approach the 60th anniversary of the violent public assassination of President John F. Kennedy, over half of all Americans surveyed continue to believe that he was killed by a conspiracy involving multiple assassins. Through its reasoned and detailed analysis of the content and evolution of JFK conspiracy narratives, this book also serves as a comprehensive case study of paranoid reasoning and modern mythmaking. The book’s opening chapters lay out the "official" academic consensus concerning the Kennedy assassination (better known as the "Lone Gunman Theory") and discuss the origins of popular interpretations of Kennedy’s life and death, such as the nostalgic myth of "Camelot," the unsympathetic "Irish Mafia" narrative, and the many conspiracy theories critical of both. Subsequent sections scrutinize the alleged motives of leading conspiracy suspects, the ballistic, forensic, and medical evidence related to JFK’s murder, and the most popular "proofs" of an enduring government cover- up. The book concludes that no clear evidence exists to suggest that JFK was the victim of a conspiracy and ends with a discussion of the causes and consequences of paranoid thinking in contemporary public discourse. This volume will appeal to students of history, politics, psychology, and cultural and media studies, and to a broader audience interested in American history, critical thinking, and conspiracy thinking.

Thinking Critically through Digital Media

Thinking Critically through Digital Media
Author: Nik Peachey
Publsiher: PeacheyPublications Ltd
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically through Digital Media Book Review:

Although the use of internet and digital materials in the language classroom has come a long way over the last 25 years, still the vast majority of web based material that finds its way into the language classroom is used for information input or comprehension purposes. The students’ interaction with the materials is as such largely passive with the teacher controlling the suitability of the materials selected and deciding what information the students will extract from it. In Thinking Critically through Digital Media I have tried to build on this model, but develop it and take it to deeper and more critical levels of analysis that go beyond the superficial linguistic level and help to develop students not only as English language speakers but as capable information literate participants in the global knowledge economy. The book uses as its basis the development of key digital literacies. These include the ability to understand visually presented data, the ability collect and analyse data using a range of techniques and survey tools and the ability to create and deliver a range of presentation types using digital media tools. Whilst developing these digital literacies students are also encouraged to assess the validity, credibility and underlying bias of the information they study and are given a range of research tools and techniques for reassessing the information and evaluating how it fits within their personal framework of belief systems and values. The book itself has four main chapters. The first three chapters contain a range of activities that teachers can use with students to develop their abilities to understand and create infographics, develop research polls and surveys and create and deliver presentations. These activities give students hands-on exposure to a range of recommended tools and develop students as active creators of information whilst developing their abilities to work collaboratively in digital online environments. The fourth key chapter of the book is a collection of lesson plans that teachers can use to take students through a complete process from accessing their existing knowledge about a topic, understanding new input, examining how the information fits into their existing value scheme, checking the credibility and validity of the information, carrying out their own parallel research through social media to finally sharing and reevaluating what they have learned. You can see an example of the classroom materials here: https://bit.ly/intro-extro-demo I believe that the skills and abilities teachers can help students develop through the use of these materials are ones that are sadly lacking, not only in the English language classroom but also in the general education of many students around the world. Through the use of these materials, I hope teachers can develop more actively and intellectually critical students who approach digital media with the ability not only to comprehend and consume information but also understand the possible bias, motivation and underlying values of those creating the information. I believe these skills and abilities are key to creating a more tolerant, open-minded and critically aware global society.

Thinking Critically What Does It Mean

Thinking Critically  What Does It Mean
Author: Dariusz Kubok
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 3110567474
ISBN 13: 9783110567472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically What Does It Mean Book Review:

Analyses of the dynamics of change present in Europe are not complete without taking into account the role and function of the critical approach as a founding element of European culture. An appreciation of critical thinking must go hand-in-hand with reflection on its essence, forms, and centuries-long tradition. The European philosophical tradition has thematized the problem of criticism since its appearance. This book contains articles on the history of philosophical criticism and ways that it has been understood in European thought. Individual chapters contain both historical-philosophical and problem-oriented analyses, indicating the relationships between philosophical criticism and rationalism, logic, scepticism, atheism, dialectic procedure, and philosophical counseling, among others. Philosophical reflection on critical thinking allows for an acknowledgment of its significance in the fields of epistemology, philosophy of politics, aesthetics, methodology, philosophy of language, and cultural theory. The book should interest not only humanities scholars, but also scholars in other fields, as the development of an anti-dogmatic critical approach is a lasting and indispensible challenge for all disciplines.

Thinking Critically about Research on Sex and Gender

Thinking Critically about Research on Sex and Gender
Author: Paula J Caplan,Jeremy Caplan
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-08-07
ISBN 10: 1317342917
ISBN 13: 9781317342915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically about Research on Sex and Gender Book Review:

The authors first demonstrate that most of the claims about sex and gender are not well supported by research, and then provide readers with constructive critical tools they can apply to this wealth of research to come to realistic, constructive conclusions. All of this is provided in a concise, inexpensive volume by a best-selling trade author and instructor team.

Thinking Critically about Media and Politics

Thinking Critically about Media and Politics
Author: Donald Lazere
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 1317250567
ISBN 13: 9781317250562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Critically about Media and Politics Book Review:

This book offers a critical introduction to the media as well as a “self defense” against the “spin” of politicians, advertising, and assorted propagandists. Its interdisciplinary application of principles of critical thinking and argumentative rhetoric can be incorporated into a diverse range of college courses, including communication, journalism, rhetoric, and media criticism. Lazere offers a basic guide to and critique of the semantic complexities of terms such as liberal, conservative, left, and right, as well as related words like democracy, freedom, capitalism, and socialism. He provides student guides for understanding opposing viewpoints between conservative and liberal polemicists on controversial issues in current politics and media, such as the nation’s wealth gap, including the rhetoric of economic arguments and the use and interpretation of statistics. His book offers insights into understanding the positions behind many other well-publicized debates in American society—from women’s rights to racial attitudes to the role of government. Lazere provides students with tools for understanding and argumentation, showing how to recognize logical fallacies, verbal slanting, and emotional appeal through connotative language—and how to discern intentions behind political and other advertisements. In contrast to most textbooks’ approach to logical fallacies that assumes they result only from unintentional lapses in reasoning, this book confronts the hard truth that real-life arguments frequently are tainted by deliberate deception. Chapter 3 surveys various influences on political bias in the media, while Chapter 4 examines special pleading, conflicts of interest, invective, smearing, and hype—as propagated by sources like lobbies, public relations agencies, think tanks, advocacy, and political advertising. Key features of the text:

Diagnostic Excellence in the ICU Thinking Critically and Masterfully An Issue of Critical Care Clinics E Book

Diagnostic Excellence in the ICU  Thinking Critically and Masterfully  An Issue of Critical Care Clinics  E Book
Author: Paul Bergl
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-03-11
ISBN 10: 0323813402
ISBN 13: 9780323813402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Excellence in the ICU Thinking Critically and Masterfully An Issue of Critical Care Clinics E Book Book Review:

In this issue of Critical Care Clinics, guest editor Paul Bergl brings his considerable expertise to the topic of Diagnostic Excellence in the ICU. Provides in-depth, clinical reviews on the latest updates in Diagnostic Excellence in the ICU, providing actionable insights for clinical practice. Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field; Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create these timely topic-based reviews.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Author: Richard Paul,Linda Elder
Publsiher: Foundation for Critical Thinking
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN 10: 1538139537
ISBN 13: 9781538139530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking Book Review:

Critical Thinking, 2nd Edition is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life—as a professional, as a consumer, citizen, friend, or parent. Richard Paul and Linda Elder identify the core skills of effective thinking, then help you analyze your own thought processes so you can systematically identify and overcome your weaknesses.

Think Critically MyThinkingLab Access Code

Think Critically MyThinkingLab Access Code
Author: Peter Facione,Carol Gittens
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN 10: 9780205889280
ISBN 13: 020588928X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Author: Jonathan Haber
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 0262538288
ISBN 13: 9780262538282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking Book Review:

How the concept of critical thinking emerged, how it has been defined, and how critical thinking skills can be taught. Critical thinking is regularly cited as an essential twenty-first century skill, the key to success in school and work. Given our propensity to believe fake news, draw incorrect conclusions, and make decisions based on emotion rather than reason, it might even be said that critical thinking is vital to the survival of a democratic society. But what, exactly, is critical thinking? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Jonathan Haber explains how the concept of critical thinking emerged, how it has been defined, and how critical thinking skills can be taught and assessed. Haber describes the term's origins in such disciplines as philosophy, psychology, and science. He examines the components of critical thinking, including structured thinking, language skills, background knowledge, and information literacy, along with such necessary intellectual traits as intellectual humility, empathy, and open-mindedness. He discusses how research has defined critical thinking, how elements of critical thinking have been taught for centuries, and how educators can teach critical thinking skills now. Haber argues that the most important critical thinking issue today is that not enough people are doing enough of it. Fortunately, critical thinking can be taught, practiced, and evaluated. This book offers a guide for teachers, students, and aspiring critical thinkers everywhere, including advice for educational leaders and policy makers on how to make the teaching and learning of critical thinking an educational priority and practical reality.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Author: Peg Tittle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-02-21
ISBN 10: 1136899960
ISBN 13: 9781136899966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking Book Review:

In Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason, Peg Tittle empowers students with a solid grounding in the lifelong skills of considered analysis and argumentation that should underpin every student’s education. Starting with the building blocks of a good argument, this comprehensive new textbook offers a full course in critical thinking. It includes chapters on the nature and structure of argument, the role of relevance, truth and generalizations, and the subtleties of verbal and visual language. Special features include: • an emphasis on the constructive aspect of critical thinking—strengthening the arguments of others and constructing sound arguments of your own—rather than an exclusive focus on spotting faulty arguments • actual questions from standardized reasoning tests like the LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, and GRE • graduated end-of-chapter exercises, asking students to think critically about what they see, hear, read, write, and discuss • numerous sample arguments from books, magazines, television, and the Internet for students to analyze • many images for critical analysis • analyzed arguments that help students to read critically and actively • an extensive companion website for instructors and students A companion website features: • for instructors: an extensive instructor’s manual; a test bank; and PowerPoint slides • for students: extended answers, explanations, and analyses for the exercises and arguments in the book; supplementary chapters on logic and ethics; downloadable MP3 study guides; interactive flash cards; and thinking critically audio exercises. www.routledge.com/textbooks/tittle

How to Think Critically

How to Think Critically
Author: Jeff McLaughlin
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-08-08
ISBN 10: 155481216X
ISBN 13: 9781554812165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Think Critically Book Review:

Jeff McLaughlin’s How to Think Critically begins with the premise that we are all, every day, engaged in critical thinking. But as we may develop bad habits in daily life if we don’t scrutinize our practices, so we are apt to develop bad habits in critical thinking if we are careless in our reasoning. This book exists to instill good thinking habits: attentiveness to word choice, avoidance of fallacies, and effective construction and assessment of arguments. With relatable and often amusing examples included throughout, the book adopts a degree of technical sophistication that is rigorous and yet still easily applied to ordinary situations. Readers are presented with a traditional step-by-step method for analysis that can be applied to all argument forms. Hundreds of exercises (with solutions) are included, as are several random statement generators which can be used to create thousands of additional examples. Venn diagrams, truth tables, and other essential concepts are presented not as definitions for academic study but as tools for better thinking and living.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Author: Tracy Bowell,Gary Kemp
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780415240178
ISBN 13: 0415240174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking Book Review:

A much-needed guide to thinking critically for oneself and how to tell a good argument from a bad one. Includes topical examples from politics, sport, medicine, music, chapter summaries, glossary and exercises.

The Art of Thinking Critically

The Art of Thinking Critically
Author: Albert Rutherford
Publsiher: Vdz
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN 10: 9781951385866
ISBN 13: 1951385861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Thinking Critically Book Review:

Identify false information. Avoid getting tricked. Be quick-witted and insightful. Would you like to ask the right questions, come up with strong arguments, detect biases and irrational or illogical reasoning? But you don't know where to start learning these? The Art of Thinking Critically will help you with that! Using the brightest ideas and best practices of some of the greatest thinkers, you can become a self-thought critical thinker who doesn't accept things at face value. With the help of guided exercises, you will learn how to do your own research, think about information for yourself, and draw conclusions that stand true to you. Avoid being manipulated. Being surrounded by inaccurate and often misleading information can feel overwhelming. Become more astute and catch inconsistencies in others' reasoning, don't be misled. Learn to question, fact-check, and correct people without sounding offensive. - How to self-educate to think more critically. - Equip yourself with good questions and ideas on how to think for yourself. - Break out of herd mentality. - Get a structure on how to implement critical thinking practices in your life. Human beings are generally curious and wish to understand the world better. But many of us didn't have the luck to learn effective questioning techniques as children. We were not encouraged to form opinions and were rather scolded for being too curious. So we didn't learn how to properly question and assess the information we hear, read, and how to think for ourselves. But we can absolutely change that! And educate our children to be better equipped with critical thinking skills. Make better decisions. Don't be gullible.

Critical Thinking in Psychology

Critical Thinking in Psychology
Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Henry L. Roediger III,Diane F. Halpern
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0521845890
ISBN 13: 9780521845892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking in Psychology Book Review:

Explores key topics in psychology, showing how they can be critically examined.