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Translate this page from English Print Page Change Text Size: T T T How to Study and Learn Part One All thinking occurs within, and across, disciplines and domains of knowledge and experience, yet few students learn how to think well within those domains.
Despite having taken many classes, few are able to think biologically, chemically, geographically, sociologically, anthropologically, historically, artistically, ethically, or philosophically. Students study literature, but do not think in a literary way as a result.
They study poetry, but do not think poetically. They do not know how to think like a reader when reading, nor how to think like a writer while writing, nor how to think like a listener while listening. Consequently they are poor readers, writers, and listeners.
They use words and ideas, but do not know how to think ideas through, and internalize foundational meanings. They take classes but cannot make connections between the logic of a discipline and what is important in life. Even the best students often have these deficiencies.
To study well and learn any subject is to learn how to think with discipline within that subject. It is to learn to think within its logic, to: Its goal is to foster lifelong learning and the traditional ideal of a liberally educated mind: It emphasizes that all bona fide fields of study share common intellectual structures and standards of reasonability.
It emphasizes that foundational intellectual structures and standards of reasonability are worth learning explicitly and in themselves, since they help us more deeply interconnect and understand all that we learn. This miniature guide also emphasizes foundational intellectual dispositions and values that define the traits of the disciplined thinker in all fields: In this column, and the next few columns, we will focus on the ideas highlighted in this miniature guide — for we believe they are essential to the cultivation of the educated mind.
The miniature guide begins with the following eighteen ideas for becoming a master student: Make sure you thoroughly understand the requirements of each class, how it will be taught and what will be expected of you. Ask questions about the grading policies and for advice on how best to prepare for class.
Become an active learner. Be prepared to work ideas into your thinking by active reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Think of each subject you study as a form of thinking If you are in a history class, your goal should be to think historically; in a chemistry class to think chemically; etc… Idea 4: Engage yourself in lectures and discussions by asking questions.
Study like a detective, always relating new learning to previous learning. Think of your instructor as your coach. Think of yourself as a team member trying to practice the thinking exemplified by your instructor.Fast-paced, engrossing and informative, Science and Critical Thinking explores our relationship to and continued understanding of the evolutionary process, the evidence of which we witness across nearly every aspect of our daily environment and in the farthest reaches of the globe/10().
A celebration of documentary film. KDocs is KPU’s very own Documentary Film Festival, led by learners and educators from all of KPU’s communities. KDocs contributes to KPU’s engagement of various and varied communities, through documentary screenings and community dialogue, in critical thinking and understanding about ourselves, our communities, and our world.
Critical thinking is the ability to think reflectively and independently in order to make thoughtful decisions. By focusing on root-cause issues critical thinking helps you avoid future problems that can result from your actions. This article first appeared in The Way, Autumn, and then in Forming Values in the Media Age, , and is reprinted with permission.
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