Reviews: Critical thinking

7 reviews found for "Critical thinking"
Book review : Captivating your class : effective teaching skills
This is a book review of Captivating your class : effective teaching skills by Joanne Philpott, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781847062673. It was reviewed by Simon Atkinson of Sijen Education / Massey University, New Zealand on behalf of ESCalate. This book is structured around six sections; Enlivening A level teaching and learning, Creating independent students, Encouraging reflective learners, Extending students thinking, Revision, and...
Book review : Critical thinking skills for education students
This is a book review of Critical thinking skills for education students by Brenda Judge, Patrick Jones and Elaine McCreery, published by Learning Matters in 2009, ISBN 9781844452705. It was reviewed by Ruth Hewston of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The text offers a practical approach to help students develop their understanding of critical analysis with the core aim being to help students identify their weaknesses, increase...
Book review : Global media discourse : a critical introduction
This a book review of Global media discourse : a critical introduction by David Machin and Theo Van Leeuwen, published by Routledge in 2006, ISBN 9780415359467. The book is organised into three thematic sections, the “Contexts”, an overview of the historical and theoretical contexts of globalisation; the “Discourses” dominating the globalisation process, including the discourses of identity and community, sex and work, and discourses of war;...
Book review : Introduction to discourse analysis : theory and method
This is a book review of an Introduction to discourse analysis : theory and method by James Paul Gee, published by Routledge in 2005, ISBN 9780415328616. It was reviewed by Christian Beighton on behalf of ESCalate. The book, aimed at undergraduates, is a highly readable and usable introduction to discourse analysis and deserves to be staple reading for linguists and critical theorists across a wide range of disciplines. The book sets out a...
Book Review: Reading Educational Research and Policy
The aim of Reading Educational Research and Policy is simply stated as extending and developing the educational literacy of its readers. The intended readers are student teachers, teacher trainers (sic) and inservice teachers. Its starting point is that all educational texts are constructed in certain ways and on the basis of certain (usually powerful) interests and therefore need to be read as such if they are to be properly understood and used....
Book Review: The Routledge-Falmer Guide To Key Debates In Education
An accessible, stimulating and at its best challenging collection of analyses of different aspects of the contemporary education system. Hayes’ collection is a rich repository of argument and discussion. It encompasses a wide range of topics, including anti-bullying strategies, parental involvement, multiple intelligence theory, the rise of circle time, literacy and the literary, citizenship education, and the uses and abuses of new technologies
Book Review: Understanding and Using Scientific Evidence: How to Critically Evaluate Data
This is a book that sets out with great aims. It wants to help people 'know how to get 'inside' the evidence to make informed decisions as to whether or not the evidence is trustworthy and, if so, how much reliance can be placed on it' (p3). It aims to do this for a very wide range of audiences from sixth form students to their teachers, from first year undergraduates to 'new researchers' in psychology and social science, and those people 'who...