Beyond Feelings

Author: Vincent Ryan Ruggiero
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 007282896X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

This succinct, interdisciplinary introduction to critical thinking successfully dares students to question their own assumptions and to enlarge their thinking through the analysis of the most common problems associated with everyday reasoning. The text offers a unique and effective organization: Part I explains the fundamental concepts; Part II describes the most common barriers to critical thinking; Part III offers strategies for overcoming those barriers.

Becoming a Critical Thinker

Author: Vincent Ryan Ruggiero
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285438597
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Success depends on the ability to think critically. Training and practice turn this ability into a powerful skill. BECOMING A CRITICAL THINKER gives you the opportunity to develop this skill in a classroom environment while stressing its application to daily life. You’ll learn to solve everyday problems, maintain successful relationships, make career choices, and interpret the messages of advertising in a variety of media. Exercises throughout the text encourage you to practice what you read and to apply it to your own life. BECOMING A CRITICAL THINKER breaks up critical thinking into a series of cumulative activities, a unique approach that has made this text a staple of many critical thinking courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Beyond Feelings A Guide to Critical Thinking

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781497015920
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Beyond Feelings, A Guide to Critical Thinking. In this book, you will learn topics such as What Is Truth?, What Does It Mean to Know?, How Good Are Your Opinions?, and What Is Evidence? plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Writing That Makes Sense

Author: David S. Hogsette
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781556358616
Release Date: 2009-03-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Students often face a daunting dilemma in academia when it comes to writing. In their composition courses they are encouraged to express their emotions, find themselves, construct their own meanings, discover their voices, and own their identities through writing. But when they are asked to write lab reports, history papers, sociological studies, or to write discipline specific documents for their majors, their professors aren't much interested in self-expression, self-esteem, identity politics, or endlessly open-ended non-answers in search of a question. Their professors want clear writing that makes sense and that evidences critical thinking. What are students to do? Writing That Makes Sense takes students through the basics of the writing process and critical thinking, and it teaches them how to write various types of academic essays they are likely to encounter in their academic careers. Drawing on nearly twenty years of experience in teaching college composition and professional writing, David S. Hogsette combines relevant writing pedagogy and practical assignments with the basics of critical thinking and logical thought to provide students with step-by-step guides for successful writing in academia. Writing That Makes Sense includes many professional essays and articles from a variety of voices often underrepresented in academia today, thus introducing students to a wider intellectual diversity. Students will also benefit from a chapter on information literacy that provides practical tips on engaging the research process and writing research papers.

Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues

Author: Vincent Ruggiero
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078119057
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Philosophy

Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues invites readers to apply ethical principles to issues that exemplify the kinds of moral challenges encountered in everyday life. It provides an overview of the need for ethics and then focuses on strategies for effective decision making. Ruggiero emphasizes doing ethical analysis rather than comparing ethical theories. The history of ethics is covered in the concluding chapter.

Beyond Borders

Author: Paula S. Rothenberg
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0716773899
Release Date: 2005-08-04
Genre: Social Science

This interdisciplinary collection of 82 articles is designed to bring today's most pressing issues into the classroom and help prepare college students to assume their roles as members of an increasingly global community.

Uncommon Sense

Author: Lisa Weisman-Davlantes
Publisher:
ISBN: 1269405705
Release Date: 2013-07-10
Genre: Philosophy

Presented as a supplemental text focusing on practical applications, Uncommon Sense embodies an innovative approach in discussing the roots of and lifelong influences on critical thinking. In today's technology-driven, need-answers-now world, students and laypeople alike will benefit from the study of various psychological theories of human functioning and their effects on our ability to make effective decisions in all areas of our lives. This text offers a comprehensive balance in combination with theory-laden critical thinking texts, demonstrating how to put principles into action in our everyday encounters with self and others.

The Art of Thinking

Author: Vincent R. Ruggiero
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780205894802
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The Art of Thinking introduces students to the principles and techniques of critical thinking, taking them step-by-step through the problem-solving process. Emphasizing creative and active thought processes, the author asserts that good thinking and problem-solving is based on learnable strategies. The book's four parts, “Be Aware,” “Be Creative,” “Be Critical,” and “Communicate Your Ideas,” present students with a process for solving problems and resolving controversial issues. Discussions of how to evaluate ideas and how to question long-held assumptions or biases help students look at concepts critically. This text can be used in freshman experience courses, freshman composition courses, and a wide array of other courses where instructors want to enhance students' critical thinking skills. 0321881753 / 9780321881755 Art of Thinking, The: A Guide to Critical and Crative thought with NEW MyCompLab Package consists of: 0205119387 / 9780205119387 Art of Thinking, The: A Guide to Critical and Creative Thought 020589190X / 9780205891900 NEW MyCompLab - Valuepack Access Card

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe picture book edition

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060556501
Release Date: 2004-09-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Narnia: A magical land full of wonder and excitement. A place where you will meet Aslan, the bravest of lions, and a beautiful but wicked Witch. There are lots of other fabulous creatures too: giants and dwarfs and animals that talk. It all begins when four children -- Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy -- discover a strange old wardrobe. Stepping inside, they find that it's stranger still, because behind all the fur coats there is a wondrous land of trees and mountains, all glistening with snow. The White Witch has spread an icy winter everywhere. Only Aslan can defeat her and reverse her wicked spell. The children must find the lion before it is too late. If they fail, the Witch will make them her prisoners forever. In the fifty years since it was written, The Lion, the Witch And the Wardrobe has become one of the great classics of children's literature. Now younger children can share the magical experience, stepping into a world of enchantment that will forever lure them back.

Making Thinking Visible

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118015037
Release Date: 2011-03-25
Genre: Education

A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

A Guide to Sociological Thinking

Author: Vincent Ryan Ruggiero
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803957428
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

A Guide to Sociological Thinking is designed to increase students' cognitive learning. It draws upon the insights of a number of educational initiatives - critical, creative and reflective thinking. Its objectives are to guide students to the mastery of cognitive habits and skills, to increase students' appreciation and enthusiasm for the field of sociology by presenting it not just as a collection of established facts but as a continuing search for new insights. The book will serve as an excellent supplement to introductory sociology courses.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Author: Martin Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118924730
Release Date: 2015-03-18
Genre: Education

Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.

Asking the Right Questions

Author: M. Neil Browne
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134425665
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This title is part of a new Pearson pilot program, offering students the option to rent a print textbook for Fall 2017. When given affordable access to the best learning materials and experiences from day one, students come to class better prepared and ready to succeed. Additional details on the rental program will be coming soon. For courses in argument, linguistics, and composition — or in any course where critical thinking is key. Think critically, analyze objectively, and judge soundly when you know the right questions to ask. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking bridges the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information, and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis. Authors M. Neil Browne and Stuart Keeley teach readers to think critically by exploring the components of arguments — the ¿¿issues, conclusions, reasons, evidence, assumptions, and language — ¿¿and showing how to spot fallacies, manipulations, and faulty reasoning. They demonstrate how to respond to alternative points of view and make the best personal choices about what information to accept or reject. Now in its Twelfth Edition, this current and concise book greatly extends the understanding of critical thinking to writing and speaking. Additionally, the updated practice passages and exercises, as well as an enhanced visual program, add to this book’s appeal in a variety of courses and disciplines.

Moral Issues in Business

Author: William H. Shaw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305545069
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS, 13E examines the moral dilemmas that are common to today's business climate and gives readers the analytical tools to resolve those issues. Using a combination of true stories, interesting reading selections, and a conversational writing style, this edition prepares readers for the moral quandaries awaiting them in the professional world. Featured topics include: the nature of morality, individual integrity and responsibility, economic justice, pitfalls of capitalism, and corporations' responsibilities to consumers and the environment. Plus, this edition also discusses situation-specific concepts such as downsizing, whistle blowing, sexual harassment, job discrimination, animal abuse, and drug testing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.