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Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students

Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students

Second Edition

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Education | Study Skills

June 2013 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
Revised and extended to cover critical reflection and evaluation of information resources, this new edition of Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students is a practical and user-friendly text to help education students develop their understanding of critical analysis. It outlines the skills needed to examine and challenge data and encourages students to adopt this way of thinking to enrich their personal and professional development. The text helps students to develop their self-evaluation skills in order to recognise personal values and perceptions. Critical analysis, modeling, case studies, worked examples and reflective tasks are used to engage the reader with the text - building both skills and confidence. 

This book is part of the Study Skills in Education Series. This series addresses key study skills in the context of education courses, helping students identify their weaknesses, increase their confidence and realise their academic potential. Titles in this series are suitable for students on:
  • any course of Initial Teacher Training leading to QTS;
  • a degree in Education or Education Studies;
  • a degree in Early Years or Early Childhood Education;
  • a foundation degree in any education related subject discipline.

Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds is Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) at Kingston University.
Brenda Judge is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Elaine McCreery is Head of Primary, Early Years and Education Studies programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Patrick Jones, now retired, was Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Critical Thinking: Why Is It Important And What Is It Anyway?
Developing A Critical Mindset: Deconstructing Argument
Information (Digital) Literacy
Analysing Data And Interpreting Findings
Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills: Reading Critically
Developing Critical Thinking Through Writing
Analysing Your Own Writing
Assessing Criticality
A Critical Thinking Community
Critical Thinking In The Professional Context

This has now been placed on the reading list for H.E students.

Mrs Rebecca Clare Ovenden
Wiltshire College, Wiltshire College
July 17, 2021

Excellent text that supports students understanding and application of critical thinking skills

Dr Chelle Oldham
Early Years Development and Learning, Coventry University
September 24, 2019

Although not part of the course content, our students are increasingly looking for support in academic writing skills. This book offers them this well.

Ms Babs Anderson
Education Studies, Liverpool Hope University
October 19, 2016

This a good introduction to critical thinking and writing for undergraduate education students; the reflective and practical tasks have been helpful in sessions for getting students to think about their own critical writing skills and take action where needed

Dr Andri Christodoulou
School of Education, University of Southampton
October 21, 2015

A great book to engage students into the thoughts of critical thinking in higher education. Valuable source for new students and those returning to study.

Mrs lisa rebecca Fairclough
Educational Psychology , Lakes College
November 25, 2015

recomended on the reading list for students in module handbook

Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
November 20, 2015

This is an excellent guide to achieving the skills essential to academic success for students entering HE and those wishing to progress through the HE levels.

Miss Marie Sayers
Teacher Education, Greenwich Community College
March 11, 2015

Useful for MA Students taking a Critical Thinking Class as supplementary reading

Ms Kathy Evans
School of Education, Univeristy of South Wales
February 23, 2015

Really interesting book and suitable for the course.

Mrs Annette Trilk
Child care, Wakefield College
February 23, 2015

An extremely useful book for nursing students on the Bsc course. Simplified ways of thinking and processes to support students thought processes

Ms Catherine Croughan
School of Nursing, Salford University
February 5, 2015

Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds

Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds is Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) at Kingston University. More About Author

Brenda Judge

Brenda Judge Is a senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked in Higher education for 18 years, prior to that she was a head teacher of an Infant school and a Primary school in Manchester. Her current post is primarily concerned with training PGCE students on a Masters level programme but she has taught throughout her 18 years experience on both undergraduate QTS programmes and undergraduate educational Studies programmes. More About Author

Elaine McCreery

Elaine McCreery is a Senior Lecturer specialising in religious education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan /par1/University. More About Author

Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones has experience of teaching in both primary and secondary schools, and subsequently became a head teacher of a primary school. He has undertaken advisory work and run local authority courses on music education. Most recently he has joined the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University as a senior lecturer teaching music education for generalists and specialist music courses, as well as art education and professional studies. He is leader for the PGCE Primary Programme at the MMU Didsbury site. More About Author

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