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Developing critical thinkers : challenging adults to explore alternative ways of thinking and acting

Author: Stephen Brookfield
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, 1987.
Series: Jossey-Bass higher education series.; Jossey-Bass management series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This award-winning book offers a practical, straightforward guide to helping adults develop their critical thinking skills in four key arenas of adult life: in their personal relationships, in their workplaces, in their political involvements, and in their responses to the media.
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Brookfield, Stephen.
Developing critical thinkers.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1987
(OCoLC)607772366
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Brookfield
ISBN: 1555420559 9781555420550 1555423566 9781555423568
OCLC Number: 16005601
Awards: Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education, 1989
Description: xvi, 293 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Understanding critical thinking in adult life. 1. What it means to think critically ---
2. Recognizing critical thinking ---
3. Learning to think critically in adult life ---
4. How critical thinking sustains a healthy democracy ----
Part II. Practical approaches for developing critical thinkers. 1. Effective strategies for facilitating critical thinking ---
2. Helping others examine the assumptions underlying their thoughts and actions ---
3. Techniques for developing alternative ways of thinking ----
Part III. Helping adults to think critically in different arenas of life. 1. Using the workplace as a resource for thinking and learning ---
2. Analyzing political issues and commitments ---
3. Developing critical judgments about television reporting; encouraging active learning through personal relationships ---
4. Being a skilled facilitator of critical thinking ----
Epilogue: the risks and rewards to helping others learn to think critically.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass higher education series.; Jossey-Bass management series.
Responsibility: Stephen D. Brookfield.
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This award-winning book offers a practical, straightforward guide to helping adults develop their critical thinking skills in four key arenas of adult life: in their personal relationships, in their workplaces, in their political involvements, and in their responses to the media.

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