Chapter 4. Are They Ready Yet? Developmental Issues in Teaching Thinking

  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair2,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader3 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President4
  1. Laird R. O. Edman

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch4

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Edman, L. R. O. (2009) Are They Ready Yet? Developmental Issues in Teaching Thinking, in Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices (eds D. S. Dunn, J. S. Halonen and R. A. Smith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 3

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 4

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. Northwestern College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174022

Online ISBN: 9781444305173

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Keywords:

  • developmental issues in teaching thinking – are they ready for it;
  • pedagogical need for clear conception of critical thinking;
  • evidence-based, contextually nuanced judgment and focus on core sets of skills;
  • inadequacy of purely skills-based approaches to teaching thinking;
  • development of dispositional theories of critical thinking;
  • personal epistemology;
  • developmental theories;
  • reflective thinking model;
  • developmental gender differences;
  • independent belief system theories

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions and Taxonomies

  • Dispositional Theories

  • Personal Epistemology

  • Independent Belief System Theories

  • Pedagogical Implications

  • References