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 Critical thinking: conceptual clarification and its importance in science education
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title: Critical thinking: conceptual clarification and its importance in science education
authors: Vieira, Rui Marques
Tenreiro-Vieira, Celina
Martins, Isabel Pinheiro
keywords: Critical thinking
Science Education
issue date: Mar-2011
publisher: ICASE
abstract: In different countries efforts have been made to integrate critical thinking into science curricula, recognizing that it is necessary to live in a plural society with citizenship competence. However, this objective has not been appropriately implemented in classrooms. One of the obstacles is the fact that teachers do not have a clear idea about critical thinking because the meaning ascribed to critical thinking in different contexts is rarely explicit. This paper attempts to clarify this concept, evincing its relationship with other concepts such as scientific literacy and to present and discuss a framework for promoting students’ critical thinking in science classrooms.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/6780
ISSN: 2077-2327
publisher version/DOI: http://www.icaseonline.net/sei/march2011/p4.pdf
source: Science Education International
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