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Critical thinking for better learning : new insights from cognitive science

Author: Carole L Hamilton
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
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Hamilton, Carole L., 1951-2016.
Critical thinking for better learning.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
(DLC) 2016015301
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carole L Hamilton
ISBN: 9781475827804 1475827806
OCLC Number: 953919167
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Section I:How Students Learn Best Chapter 1: We Learn through Analogies Section II:Why Much of Our Teaching is Ineffective Chapter 2: How We Should (and Should Not) Teach Section III: Teaching to the Student's Natural Learning Style Chapter 3: Where to Focus: Identify Threshold Concepts Chapter 4:What to Teach: Choose Topics and Texts that Exemplify Threshold ConceptsChapter 5:How to Teach: Design Lessons that Compel Students to Confront their Misconceptions Chapter 6:How to Assess: Design Ways to Gauge Students' Critical Thinking ConclusionAppendix A: How People Learn Appendix B: Analogy as the Core of Cognition Appendix C: Student Retention with Schemas and Analogies Appendix D: Threshold Concepts Appendix E: Sample Threshold Concepts and SkillsAppendix F: Sample Student Challenges Appendix G: How to Assess Critical Thinking Recommended Reading/Viewing References
Responsibility: Carole Hamilton.

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