Getting Critical

Author: Kate Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013494

Category: Study Aids

Page: 112

View: 1517

Students need to think critically about what they read or hear. This accessible guide shows students what being 'critical' in their work means, and how to bring that 'critical' dimension into all the work they do. It addresses the need and the skills of being critical in relation to reading and writing and is ideal for students at any level.

Getting Over Equality

A Critical Diagnosis of Religious Freedom in America

Author: Steven D. Smith

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739946

Category: Law

Page: 225

View: 4936

Questions of religious freedom continue to excite passionate public debate. Proposals involving school prayer and the posting of the Ten Commandments in schools and courtrooms perennially spur controversy. But there is also a sense that the prevailing discourse is exhausted, that no one seems to know how to think about religious freedom in a way that moves beyond our stale, counterproductive thinking on this issue. In Getting over Equality, Steven D. Smith, one of the most important voices now writing about religious liberty, provocatively contends that we must get over our presumptionmistakenly believed to be rooted in the Constitutionthat all religions are equally true and virtuous and "authentically American." Smith puts forth an alternative view, that the courts should promote an ideal of tolerance rather than equality and neutrality. Examining such controversial examples as the animal sacrifice case, the peyote case, and the problem of aid to parochial schools, Smith delineates a way for us to tolerate and respect contrary creeds without sacrificing or diluting our own beliefsand without pretending to believe in a spurious "equality" among the variety of diverse faiths.

Getting Beyond "I Like the Book"

Creating Space for Critical Literacy in K-6 Classrooms

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872075052

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 6996

"Getting Beyond "I Like the Book": Creating Space for Critical Literacy in k-6 Classrooms" (second edition) draws you into life in classrooms where students and teachers together use critical literacy as a framework for taking on local and global issues like racism and gender using books and everyday texts such as school posters and advertisements. This expanded second edition includes the following features: (1) Two additional content areas chapters--science and social studies--to emphasize that critical literacy is not just a part of the literacy curriculum; (2) a new chapter on new technologies such as websites, videos, and podcasts and their impact on critical literacy; and (3) a fresh focus interspersed throughout the book on multimedia literacy and using multimedia text sets. In addition, reflection questions at the end of each chapter can help you connect the ideas in this book with your experiences.

Getting Past Capitalism

History, Vision, Hope

Author: Cynthia C. Kaufman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739172808

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

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Getting Past Capitalism begins with a critique of the impacts of capitalism on human society and the environment. By taking a fresh look at what capitalism is and at how it is reproduced, it is able to offer realistic and inspiring ways to move beyond capitalism to already existing alternatives.

The Critical Partner

How to End the Cycle of Criticism and Get the Love You Want

Author: Michelle Skeen

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 160882599X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 3446

When you are in a relationship with a critical partner—someone who constantly blames you and holds you to unrealistic standards—you may feel picked apart, unworthy, and unhappy. You may start to wonder if you’ll ever be good enough for your partner. This guide can help you repair your relationship by getting to the root of why your partner criticizes you so that you both can build a more loving and supportive partnership. Based in schema therapy, The Critical Partner can help you gradually change unhealthy relationship patterns and help your partner move beyond the need to criticize. Through a series of assessment quizzes and worksheets, you’ll learn what’s driving your partner’s behavior and what makes you vulnerable to critical attacks. You’ll also discover alternative coping strategies for deflecting criticism and break the long-standing conflicts that keep you from moving forward as a couple. This book will help you get to the root of the problem so that you can repair your relationship and get the love you want.

Reflective Writing

Author: Kate Williams,Mary Woolliams,Jane Spiro

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230377246

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 2826

Reflective Writing provides concise and practical guidance on how students can improve their MA26 writing through self-reflective thinking, reading and writing. Covering a range of frameworks and strategies, it includes advice on applying reflective practices to personal and CV development.

James Carey

A Critical Reader

Author: Eve Stryker Munson,Catherine A. Warren

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816627029

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 9578

James Carey - scholar, media critic, and teacher of journalists - almost single-handedly established the importance of defining a cultural perspective when analyzing communications. Interspersing Carey's major essays with articles exploring his central themes and their importance, this collection provides a critical introduction to the work of this significant figure. In James Carey: A Critical Reader, sever scholars who have been influenced by him consider his work and how it has affected the development of media studies. Carey has examined the roles the media and the academy have played in creating and maintaining a public sphere, as well as the ways technology helps or hinders that project. Carey's themes range from the strains on democracy and drawbacks of technology to the critique of journalism and the politics of academe.

Getting Smart

Feminist Research and Pedagogy With/in the Postmodern

Author: Patricia Lather,Patricia Ann Lather

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415903783

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 9323

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Think Smarter

Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

Author: Michael Kallet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118871251

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4245

Train your brain for better decisions, problem solving, and innovation Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills is the comprehensive guide to training your brain to do more for you. Written by a critical thinking trainer and coach, the book presents a pragmatic set of tools to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues. Think Smarter is filled with real world examples that demonstrate how the tools work in action, in addition to dozens of practice exercises applicable across industries and functions, Think Smarter is a versatile resource for individuals, managers, students, and corporate training programs. Thinking is the foundation of everything you do, but we rely largely on automatic thinking to process information, often resulting in misunderstandings and errors. Shifting over to critical thinking means thinking purposefully using a framework and toolset, enabling thought processes that lead to better decisions, faster problem solving, and creative innovation. Think Smarter provides clear, actionable steps toward improving your critical thinking skills, plus exercises that clarify complex concepts by putting theory into practice. Features include: A comprehensive critical thinking framework Over twenty-five "tools" to help you think more critically Critical thinking implementation for functions and activities Examples of the real-world use of each tool Learn what questions to ask, how to uncover the real problem to solve, and mistakes to avoid. Recognize assumptions your can rely on versus those without merit, and train your brain to tick through your mental toolbox to arrive at more innovative solutions. Critical thinking is the top skill on the wish list in the business world, and sharpening your ability can have profound affects throughout all facets of life. Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills provides a roadmap to more effective and productive thought.

Getting in the Game

Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution

Author: Deborah L. Brake

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814760392

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 9180

The first legal analysis of Title IX assesses the successes and failures of the landmark federal statute enacted in 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in education,

Critical Literacy Across the K-6 Curriculum

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317282515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 8637

Through stories from kindergarten to sixth grade classrooms where students and teachers have attempted to put a critical edge on their teaching, this book shows critical literacy in action across the curriculum. Readers see students and teachers together using critical literacy discourse to frame conversations in ways that engage students in examining the meaning of the texts they read and acting on local and global social issues that emerge. Drawing on multiple perspectives such as cross-curricular explorations, multimedia, and child-centered inquiry pedagogies, the text features a theoretical toolkit; demonstrations from across the content areas including art, music, and media literacy; integration of technology; and attention to how critical literacy can inform decisions about standards and assessment. Annotated booklists, examples of students’ work, Reflection Questions, Try This (practical classroom strategies), and Resource Boxes can be used to encourage and support engaging in critical literacy work in different areas of the curriculum.

Who Needs Critical Thinking Anyway?

Author: Thomas YH Chan

Publisher: Red Publish

ISBN: 9888380737

Category: Philosophy

Page: 83

View: 8812

Sam, working as a trainee waiter in a small Italian restaurant near the West End of London, was one day fooled by a bohemian sort of man with a bad sort of logic that led to his dismissal by the head waitress. Feeling lost and trotting along Regent Street he bumped into his girl friend Amy who had just been through a similar scenario, and that made them both laugh away their ‘misfortune’ to start afresh. Sam decided to take a critical thinking course run by a certain Professor Panggloss, a name that rang a bell for him, recalling Voltaire’s famous novel Candide, and the course turned out to be very useful, albeit puzzling at times, which therefore troubled Sam quite a lot, so much so that he had to share his critical thinking problems with Amy, even when she was already away from the UK, holidaying at her aunt’s invitation in Hong Kong. The lovers, separated by at least six thousand miles, carried on their intimate communication using state-of-the-art IT, frequently disturbing each other on account of a considerable difference in time, each waking up the other in the small hours! Amy, obviously enjoying herself in Hong Kong and meeting up with old friends and going to scenic places, did not forget her love’s academic problems. Indeed, she went out of her way to find answers for his puzzles, even going so far as to start a really lengthy discussion with her friends and new acquaintances in what is Hong Kong’s most popular hideout, the Amigo Café in Happy Valley. Back in London Sam strangely enough loitered around and ended up in front of what he perceived as a Sherlock Holmes Shop where he was greeted by a very friendly and lovely young employee who processed his application for membership to a strange sort of society, the Sherlockesque Detective Clique. At the next clique meeting that Sam participated in he found delight and insight for his appreciation of critical thinking, which he at once told Amy about, on the phone of course and again in the small hours! Home at last, Amy told Sam about her lengthy and very revealing discussion with her friends in the Chinese Restaurant in Hong Kong’s International Airport. Sam found that very illuminating and both then appreciated critical thinking so much more than before. In the West End, surprisingly, Sam saw that bohemian-looking cheater and challenged him to pay for the meal that he consumed in that Italian Restaurant, upon which this man produced a dagger instead of a bank note. Recalling the last of the Thirty-six Stratagems Sam and Amy let that hooligan go, reserving for themselves the peace of mind, so that all’s well should end well.

Critical Thinking Skills

Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113755052X

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 309

View: 8447

A Scholar's Guide to Getting Published in English

Critical Choices and Practical Strategies

Author: Mary Jane Curry,Theresa Lillis

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: 9781783090594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 4669

This guide aims to demystify the practices of scholarly journal publishing in English. The book focuses on practices, institutions and politics rather than language and writing. It provides a guide for readers to relate to their own contexts and situations as they consider publishing.

Being Critical

Author: Kate Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137547545

Category: Education

Page: 32

View: 3805

Thanks for the Feedback

The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Author: Douglas Stone,Sheila Heen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 3844

Drawing on ten years of working with businesses, nonprofits, governments, and families, the authors combine the latest insights from neuroscience and psychology with practical advice to explain how to turn feedback into productive listening and learning.

Getting Results

Reliably Communicating and Acting on Critical Test Results

Author: Gordon Schiff

Publisher: Joint Commission on


Category: Medical

Page: 156

View: 438

Getting Started

A Step-By-Step Guide to Further the Development of Children with Minimal Language Skills: Developing Critical Learning Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: James W. Partington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988249325

Category: Autism in children

Page: 260

View: 4316