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An Integrated Critical Thinking Framework for the 21st Century

Critical thinking is a metacognitive process that, through purposeful, reflective judgement, increases the chances of producing a logical conclusion to an argument or solution to a problem. Instruction in critical thinking is becoming exceedingly important because it allows individuals to … Continue reading

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Asking Questions – Critical Thinking Tools

The study aims at highlighting the way in which the theories of critical thinking from the last 25 years may be exploited in the school practice from primary education. By exploiting the didactic experience and practice from the psycho-pedagogic experiment … Continue reading

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Exposure to Outgroup Members Criticizing their Own Group Facilitates Intergroup Openness

A major barrier to conflict resolution is group members’ tendency to hold on to the ingroup’s narrative of the conflict and reject the outgroup’s perspective. In the current research, we propose that voicing internal criticism to an outgroup crowd can … Continue reading

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Creating Spaces for Critical Transformative Dialogues

Focused dialogue (as lived and living practices) can have a powerful role in renewing professional practice, advancing its sustainability and development as administrative and political systems colonize the practices of teachers and teacher educators. However, participating in discussion groups for … Continue reading

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New Schools, New Knowledge, New Teachers: Creating the Citizen School

Conservative modernization is the result of a tense and sometimes contradictory blend of four kinds of reforms in teacher education and in educational policy and practice in general — neoliberal market-based reforms, neo-conservative reforms involving strong central cultural authority, authoritarian … Continue reading

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Engaging families in environmental education – how action, critical thinking, and social learning can foster change

Families are important drivers of sustainability yet little research has studied how to engage them in environmental education. Therefore, a family environmental education program based on action, critical thinking, and social learning was developed and piloted that provided households with … Continue reading

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Developing an alternative epistemology of practice – Teachers’ action research as critical pedagogy

Engaging in action research pedagogy requires teaching not only about the subject matter but also encouraging ongoing individual and collective self-reflection, dissent, and community. This sort of pedagogy guides students toward discovering knowledge through their own engagement, setting an example … Continue reading

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The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today

As the crisis of capitalism unfolds, the need for alternatives is felt ever more intensely. The struggle between radical movements and the forces of reaction will be merciless. A crucial battlefield, where the outcome of the crisis will in part … Continue reading

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Critical Social Theory – Culture, Society and Critique

This book concerns the development of critical theory in the twentieth century. There are a number of issues that need to be discussed to make clear what I mean by theory, and I will explore them in this chapter. The … Continue reading

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On Thinking Theoretically

What do we do as critical social theorists? Defend what we have already created and, if the issue is to reclaim knowledge at the level of society for the social individuals that created it, we must dissolve the contemporary entrepreneurial … Continue reading

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