Restructuring Curriculum For Critical Thinking

Swartz, Robert J.
May 1986
Educational Leadership;May86, Vol. 43 Issue 8, p43
Discusses restructuring of the school curriculum for critical thinking. Incorporation of critical thinking in teaching methods by various teachers; Advantages of adopting critical thinking; Importance of causal explanation and causal inference in thinking skills.


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