Click Here for our professional translations. Introduction The question at issue in this paper is: What is the current state of critical thinking in higher education? Sadly, studies of higher education demonstrate three disturbing, but hardly novel, facts:. It prevents them from making the essential connections both within subjects and across them , connections that give order and substance to teaching and learning. As long as we rest content with a fuzzy concept of critical thinking or an overly narrow one, we will not be able to effectively teach for it. Consequently, students will continue to leave our colleges without the intellectual skills necessary for reasoning through complex issues.
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Principles of Critical Thinking
Convictions matter and truth exists. Authored by Drs. Richard Paul and Linda Elder, the booklet provides an overview of the skills necessary for critical thought and the steps required to attain higher level thinking. According to Paul and Elder, most of our thinking is egocentric and sociocentric.
The economic, political, and social frameworks that each society has—its laws, institutions, policies, etc. These frameworks are the result of human political processes and they constantly change both across societies and within societies over time. Principles of distributive justice are therefore best thought of as providing moral guidance for the political processes and structures that affect the distribution of benefits and burdens in societies, and any principles which do offer this kind of moral guidance on distribution, regardless of the terminology they employ, should be considered principles of distributive justice. This entry is structured in the following way. After outlining the scope of the entry and the role of distributive principles, the first relatively simple principle of distributive justice examined is Strict Egalitarianism, which calls for the allocation of equal material goods to all members of society.