Education, Autonomy and Critical Thinking

Routledge (2006)
Christopher Winch
King's College London
The concepts of autonomy and of critical thinking play a central role in many contemporary accounts of the aims of education. This book analyses their relationship to each other and to education, exploring their roles in mortality and politics before examining the role of critical thinking in fulfilling the educational aim of preparing young people for autonomy. The author analyses different senses of the terms 'autonomy' and 'critical thinking' and the implications for education. Implications of the discussion for contemporary practice are also considered.
Keywords Education Aims and objectives  Autonomy (Philosophy  Critical thinking
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Call number LB41.W755 2006
ISBN(s) 0415322375   9780415322379
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