Inquiry 23 (3):5-10 (2004)
|Abstract||Convinced that critical thinking has value for people in Japan, the author describes his experiences introducing critical thinking to the educational scene there. Finding students to be too uncritical aboutsources of information, he began teaching and promoting it among students and colleagues. Initially, some discouraging responses came from the latter group because of Japanese social norms in largemeetings and organizations. The author has since learned to make use of less explicit approaches to presenting critical thinking to fellow teachers and students. Among students, these include treating itas a collaborative activity and as an intellectual game. It was also necessary to deal explicitly with conceptual barriers, such as student views of friendship and popularity. Generally speaking, encouraging progress has been evident in classes and in the academic community|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Jennifer Wilson Mulnix (2010). Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (5):464-479.
M. Neil Browne & Michelle Crosby (2004). Nurturing the Relational Promise of Critical Thinking. Inquiry 23 (3):23-26.
Andrea Giampetro-Meyer (2004). The Social Fallout of Critical Thinking. Inquiry 23 (3):27-31.
Michael Gillespie (2011). Assessing Critical Thinking About Values. Inquiry 26 (1):19-28.
Kevin Zanelotti (2006). Taking Motivation Seriously. Teaching Philosophy 29 (3):245-253.
Jean Toner & Michele Rountree (2003). Transformative and Educative Power of Critical Thinking. Inquiry 23 (1-2):81-85.
Claude Gratton (2001). Critical Thinking and Emotional Well-Being. Inquiry 20 (3):39-51.
Claire Phillips & Susan Green (2011). Faculty as Critical Thinkers. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (2):44-50.
Ann van Heerden (2011). Transforming a Content-Driven Chemistry Course to One Focused on Critical Thinking Skills Without Sacrificing Any Content. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (2):31-36.
Barbara Thayer-Bacon (1998). Transforming and Redescribing Critical Thinking: Constructive Thinking. [REVIEW] Studies in Philosophy and Education 17 (2/3):123-148.
Bruce R. Reichenbach (2001). Introduction to Critical Thinking. Mcgraw Hill Higher Education.
Robert L. Williams, Renee Oliver & Jessica L. Allin (2003). Knowledge and Critical Thinking as Course Predictors and Outcomes. Inquiry 22 (4):57-63.
Idolina Hernandez (2011). Critical Thinking and Social Interaction in the Online Environment. Inquiry 26 (1):55-61.
Lori Richter (2011). Questions About Critical Thinking. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (2):37-43.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads2 ( #245,904 of 722,826 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,541 of 722,826 )
How can I increase my downloads?