Chapter 1. Critical Thinking and Learning

  1. Mark Mason Associate Professor Director Regional Editor President Programme Chair
  1. Mark Mason Associate Professor Director Regional Editor President Programme Chair

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306774.ch1

Critical Thinking and Learning

Critical Thinking and Learning

How to Cite

Mason, M. (2008) Critical Thinking and Learning, in Critical Thinking and Learning (ed M. Mason), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306774.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181075

Online ISBN: 9781444306774

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Keywords:

  • critical thinking and learning;
  • goals of ‘critical thinking’ and ‘life-long’ and ‘life-wide learning’ - current educational reform in societies across the globe;
  • distinction between learning activities involving training and those involving reasoning;
  • What is Critical Thinking?;
  • Siegel's conception of critical thinking - ‘reason assessment component’ and ‘critical attitude component’;
  • Siegel's ‘critical attitude component’;
  • debates around critical thinking - skills and disposition associated with reasonable and reflective approach;
  • Michael Luntley's paper, ‘Learning, Empowerment and Judgement’;
  • Christine Doddington about relationship of ethical to epistemic in debates about critical thinking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is Critical Thinking?

  • Critical Thinking and Learning

  • Note

  • References