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Routledge
03 December 2019
Sociology; Psychology; Philosophy & theory of education; Moral & social purpose of education; Study & learning skills: general
Critical Thinking presents, defines and explains the intellectual skills and habits of mind that comprise critical thinking and its relationship to social justice. Each of the sequential chapters includes detailed examples and learning exercises that guide the reader step by step from intellectual competency, to critical thinking, to cultural cognition, and to critical awareness necessary for social justice.

The book documents and explains the scope of multiple crises facing society today, including environmental destruction, income and wealth inequality, large-scale human migration, and the rise of autocratic governments. It shows how critical thinking, cultural cognition, and critical awareness lead to the possibility of solutions grounded in social justice.

All college students, especially those in the social sciences and humanities, will develop the intellectual skills necessary for critically engaging information in order to become active learners and effective agents in the world. This book complements information in introductory, interdisciplinary, or discipline-specific courses. Every chapter contains examples and exercises that can be assigned as homework, adopted as in-class activities, or both. The Conclusion also contains exercises for developing writing and basic mathematical competency skills.
By:   Joseph Zornado (Rhode Island College United States of America), Jill Harrison (Rhode Island College, United States of America), Daniel Weisman (Rhode Island College, United States of America)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   345g
ISBN:   9780429439544
ISBN 10:   0429439547
Pages:   178
Publication Date:   03 December 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joseph Zornado is professor of English at Rhode Island College. He has published fiction, scholarly articles on literature and film, the books Inventing the Child (2007) and Disney and the Dialectic of Desire (2017) along with co-authored textbooks for social work and justice studies. Jill Harrison is professor of Sociology at Rhode Island College teaching justice studies courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Scholarly publications include research on incarcerated men with a history of trauma and recidivism, and co-authoring Professional Writing for the Criminal Justice System (2017). Daniel Weisman is professor emeritus of Social Work at Rhode Island College and has published on civil liberties, public policy and pedagogy, notably Professional Writing for Social Work Practice (2018) and Professional Writing for the Criminal Justice System (2017). His practice includes policy advocacy and program evaluation.

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