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Types of Evidence & Understanding Credibility

1. TYPES OF EVIDENCE & UNDERSTANDING CREDIBILITY Margot Cooper Gruen 2. THERE ARE 5 T YPES OF EVIDENCE IN A CRITICAL THINKING CONTEXT: Precedent Evidence Statistical Evidence Testimonial Evidence Hearsay Evidence Common Knowledge Evidence 3. PRECEDENT EVIDENCE Precedent evidence consists of two forms: legal and personal.  Legal precedent is the application of prior judicial decisions to new case. Precedents are generally rarely changed, due to the fact that it becomes a „standard‟ in court and attempts to make judicial decisions uniform in nature.

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hum115 r1 stages critical thinking 1 d Research Paper - 188 Words

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Critical Thinking: Definitions: Vagueness, Ambiguity, Euphemisms, Emotional Language, and the Fallacy of Equivocation

Introduction Many a philosopher has argued that "happiness" is the or one of the most important elements of human life.  Some even go so far as to say that an action is moral to the degree that it brings about happiness.  Whether we accept such assertions will have much to do with what is meant by "happiness. " If all that is meant by "happiness" is that momentary good feeling you can get from eating cake or doing crack, then we will probably be less inclined to accept happiness as a measuring stick for morality.  If we mean by "happiness" something closer to Aristotle's "eudaimonia" (i.

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A-level Critical Thinking

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world Credibility of evidence [ edit ] Argument: A proposal/conclusion supported by a reason or reasons. Evidence: Information that supports an argument. Credibility: The believability of information. * Source: Where information comes from e. g. a newspaper or a Website. Truth – Something that is correct Neutrality – A neutral source is impartial and does not take sides. The neutral source does not favour one point of view over another. Neutral sources are generally seen as more reliable. Vested Interests – A person or organisation has a vested interest if they have seething to gain from supporting a particular point of view.

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College and University Students

"As grads look to the future, they're all thinking one thing: Hire us. . . In general, students in fields that require critical thinking skills, problem-solving, and face-to-face contact will fare best in this new economy, no matter where they look for jobs", said Jim Kurre, associate professor of economics at Penn State Behrend and director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie. Erie Times News, PA -May 20, 2008 "Employers report that such applied skills as critical thinking, teamwork, and effective communication are essential to the preparation for today’s workplace".

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Critical Thinking

In the early days of the Trump Administration, we have been treated to conflicting information on a range of issues. Alternatively, we have been aske. . . Concerns about media bias and fake news are valid. Some claim the free press is out of control - others that it's under attack. But the state of the. . . Read More: Education Reform, Education, College Prep, The Greeks, Critical Thinking, The Greek Way, Civilization, Socrates, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Politics, Plato's Republic, Education News The Greek Way, Chapter 6, Question 3: What is meant by civilization is more than "telephones and electric lights"? Civilization means more than comf.

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Texas GOP rejects ‘critical thinking’ skills. Really.

(Update: Stephen Colbert’s take; other details) In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff department, here’s what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on education: Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

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Question Stems to Stir Discussion Early This School Year

Teachers ask students roughly 300-400 questionsevery day. With so much of your time spent asking questions to students, it’s important to plan thoughtful, open-ended questions in order to make the most of these interactions. Questioning may seem easy, but there is an art to crafting questions that will not only stir discussion and push student thinking, but that will also develop students’ higher-order, critical-thinking skills. A great place to start is by creating question stems. What are Question Stems and How Can I Use Them? Question stems are the beginnings to open-ended questions.

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The International Critical Thinking Reading and Writing Test, 2nd edition

Author: Richard Paul and Linda Elder Publisher: Foundation for Critical Thinking Copyright: 2012 Pages:64 Dimensions: 51/4" x 8" ISBN (10Digit):0-944583-32-6ISBN (13Digit): 978-0-944583-32-6 Also available through these e-book retailers: This Thinker's Guide is available through electronic license for educational institutions. Faculty and administrators - email cct@criticalthinking. org for a desk copy or to inquire. Critical Thinking Reading & Writing Test   assesses the ability of students to use reading and writing as tools for acquiring knowledge.

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Logic for the Intuitive Conference Handout

Note: This is a conference handout from a workshop. Audio for this workshop is currently unavailable.  LOGIC FOR THE INTUITIVE Susan Wise Bauer Copyright 1999 by the author.  Please do not reproduce.  This material is adapted in part fromThe Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home . HOW TO DO IT You’ll want to spend three teaching periods (30-60 minutes) per week on the study of logic.  The basic pattern will look like this, for those using the Canon Press texts: Grade 5: 30 minutes per day, MWF Logic puzzles:Mind Benders,

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