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Thinking critically on critical thinking: Why scientistsí skills need to spread

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Grieve, R, Thinking critically on critical thinking: Why scientists' skills need to spread, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 20 June (2013) [Newspaper Article]


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Abstract

When we think of science and maths, stereotypical visions of lab coats, test-tubes, and formulae often spring to mind.

But more important than these stereotypes are the methods that underpin the work scientists do - namely generating and systematically testing hypotheses. A key part of this is critical thinking.

Itís a skill that often feels in short supply these days, but you donít necessarily need to study science or maths in order gain it. Itís time to take critical thinking out of the realm of maths and science and broaden it into studentsí general education.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:generating hypothesis, systematical approach, critical thinking, science education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Education Assessment and Evaluation
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
UTAS Author:Grieve, R (Dr Rachel Grieve)
ID Code:133705
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-07-08
Last Modified:2019-07-08
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