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.