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Faculty Services: Guide to Critical Thinking

Library services available to faculty at YCCC.

Introduction

Critical thinking is concerned with reason, intellectual honesty, and open-mindedness, as opposed to emotionalism, intellectual laziness, and closed-mindedness.  Kurland, Daniel J. I Know What It Says . . . What does it Mean? 1995.

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From the Library

Circulating books:

Bean, John C.  Engaging Ideas: the Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, Aand Active Learning in the Classroom.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 1996.  PE 1404 .B35 1996

Boostrom, Robert. E.  Thinking: the Foundation of Critical and Creative Learning in the Classroom.  New York: Teachers College Press, 2005.  LB 14.7 .B654 2005

 Brookfield, Stephen.  Developing Critical Thinkers: Challenging Adults to Explore Alternative Ways of Thinking and Acting.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991.  BF 441 .B79 1987

Craver, Kathleen W.  Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in History.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.  D 16.2 .C79 1999

Flew, Antony.  How to Think Straight:  An Introduction to Critical Reasoning.  Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1998.  BF 455 .F614 1998

Mitroff, Ian I.  Smart Thinking for Crazy Times:  The Art of Solving the Right Problems.  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1998.  BF 449 .M6 1998

Slife, Brent D. ed.  Critical Thinking about Psychology: hidden assumptions and plausible alternatives.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2005.  BF 38 .C75 2005

Thomson, Anne.  Critical Reasoning in Ethics:  A Practical Introduction.  New York: Routledge, 1999.  BJ 43 .T47 1999

Suggested Video:

Thinking Critically.  Produced and directed by Kurt Kennedy.  Vancouver WA: The School Co., 1999.  LB 1590.3 .T45 1999 (in the Video Section)