Revised and extended to cover critical reflection and evaluation of information resources, this new edition of Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students is a practical and user-friendly text to help education students develop their understanding of critical analysis. It outlines the skills needed to examine and challenge data and encourages students to adopt this way of thinking to enrich their personal and professional development. The text helps students to develop their self-evaluation skills in order to recognise personal values and perceptions. Critical analysis, modeling, case studies, worked examples and reflective tasks are used to engage the reader with the text - building both skills and confidence.
This book is part of the Study Skills in Education Series. This series addresses key study skills in the context of education courses, helping students identify their weaknesses, increase their confidence and realise their academic potential. Titles in this series are suitable for students on:
any course of Initial Teacher Training leading to QTS;
a degree in Education or Education Studies;
a degree in Early Years or Early Childhood Education;
a foundation degree in any education related subject discipline.
Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds is Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) at Kingston University.
Brenda Judge is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Elaine McCreery is Head of Primary, Early Years and Education Studies programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Patrick Jones, now retired, was Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds is Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) at Kingston University. Brenda Judge Is a senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked in Higher education for 18 years, prior to that she was a head teacher of an Infant school and a Primary school in Manchester. Her current post is primarily concerned with training PGCE students on a Masters level programme but she has taught throughout her 18 years experience on both undergraduate QTS programmes and undergraduate educational Studies programmes. Elaine McCreery is a Senior Lecturer specialising in religious education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan /par1/University. Patrick Jones has experience of teaching in both primary and secondary schools, and subsequently became a head teacher of a primary school. He has undertaken advisory work and run local authority courses on music education. Most recently he has joined the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University as a senior lecturer teaching music education for generalists and specialist music courses, as well as art education and professional studies. He is leader for the PGCE Primary Programme at the MMU Didsbury site.
Critical Thinking: Why Is It Important And What Is It Anyway? Developing A Critical Mindset: Deconstructing Argument Information (Digital) Literacy Analysing Data And Interpreting Findings Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills: Reading Critically Developing Critical Thinking Through Writing Analysing Your Own Writing Assessing Criticality A Critical Thinking Community Critical Thinking In The Professional Context Index