Author

Linda L. Oddo

Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Gray, Philip A.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication Studies

LCSH

Critical thinking--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States||Thought and thinking--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States||Debates and debating--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States

Abstract

This thesis provides a rationale, methodology and a curriculum for teaching critical thinking to high school students. A starting point for this study was a growing dissatisfaction with the conventional approach to teaching the secondary argumentation course. If argumentation appears in high school curricula, it tends to be taught from a competitive debate perspective. This conventional approach overlooks a significant number of students who enroll and ignores an expanding body of argument theory that has wide application outside competitive debate. The current multidimensional nature of this curriculum is in keeping with the current emphasis on teaching thinking skills that have broad application in all areas of human communication.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-136)

Extent

234 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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