In this highly accessible book, Alec Fisher shows students how they can develop a range of creative and critical thinking skills that are transferable to other subjects and contexts. Critical Thinking includes topics such as: argument analysis, clarifying terms and interpreting ideas, skilful decision making and value judgements, and applying critical thinking to different subjects. Critical Thinking includes exercises that enable students to practise their critical thinking skills, as well as an appendix of examples and exercises for teachers to use and adapt.
1. Introduction to critical thinking; 2. Argument analysis; 3. The acceptability of reasons; 4. Clarifying terms and interpreting ideas; 5. Grounds for accepting inferences; 6. Evaluating and producing (causal) explanations; 7. Skilful decision making and value judgements; 8. Applying critical thinking to different subjects; Appendix; Glossary.