Critical Thinking for Working Students, 1st Edition
- Michael Andolina, PhD. State University of New York - Empire State College
- ISBN-10: 0766822532 | ISBN-13: 9780766822535
- 352 Pages
- © 2001 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.00
This new text uses real-world employment surroundings and adult situations to teach critical thinking skills to working students. It extends concrete examples and exercises to practical circumstances in everyday experience in and out of the workplace. Building on and integrating the student's experience, the text provides a foundation for life-long learning. A case study approach allows students to use their new skills in resolving problems at work by having them solve problems "from scratch." Abstract reasoning skills and formal logic are related to practical work and adult experiences. The text integrates adult learning styles with the most recent scholarship on teaching critical thinking.
Why Another Text in Critical Thinking?
Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: The Importance of Language: The Role of Language in Problem Solving.
Chapter 3: The Nature of Arguments.
Chapter 4: Arguments by Analogy.
Chapter 5: The Formal Structure of Arguments.
Chapter 6: Thinking Things Through: The Moral and Ethical Aspects of Critical Thinking--Putting Your Skills to Use.
Chapter 7: The Use and Misuse of Empirical Reasoning.
Chapter 8: A Primer on Management Decision Making.