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AS Critical Thinking for AQA
作者 Oliver McAdoo
出版社 Routledge
ISBN 9780415559256
分類 Philosophy > Logic
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AS Critical Thinking for AQA is the definitive textbook for students of the current AQA Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabus. Structured very closely around the AQA specification, it covers the two units of the AS level in an exceptionally clear and student-friendly style.

The chapters are helpfully subdivided into short digestible passages, and include:

* intended learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter.
* student exercises at the end of each section with a 'stretching activity' for more advanced learners.
* exam orientated questions.
* key point summaries at the end of each section.
* cross references.

In line with the AQA specification, there is a heavy emphasis on more imaginative forms of source material, for example, music, film, artwork, historical documents, adverts, moral dilemnas and scientific debates, as a means of illustrating key points. A great deal of emphasis is also placed on 'live' or 'real' arguments, taking topical examples from the world of science, politics, entertainment and sport.


* Introduction to Critical Thinking: What is it, and why do we need it?


UNIT 1:

1) [3.1.1] Recognising when reasoned argument is taking place:

2) [3.1.2] Recognising the area of discourse to which a particular argument or debate belongs

3) [3.1.3] Classifying and evaluating different kinds of claim

4) [3.1.4] Analysing and interpreting texts

5) [3.1.5] Identifying assumptions

6) [3.1.6] Evaluating arguments

7) [3.1.7] Considering consequences and their impact on arguments

8) [3.1.8] Considering the impact on arguments of additional evidence, counter-examples and analogies

9) [3.1.9] Identifying ambiguity and vagueness and understanding the importance of clarifying terms.

10) [3.1.10] Distinguishing between reasoning and the use of persuasive language.

11) [3.1.11] Recognising flaws and identifying what's wrong with them

12) [3.1.12] Drawing comparisons and contrasts

13) [3.1.13] Using your experience of analysis and evaluation to present a cogent argument

14) Preparing for the Unit 1 exam


Unit 2:

1) [3.2.1] Appreciating the various ways in which information or evidence can be presented

2) [3.2.2] Understanding (following and applying) basic methods of numerical and statistical reasoning

3) [3.2.3] Recognising significant patterns and correlations

4) [3.2.4] Plausible explanations

5) [3.2.5] Judging what can (and cannot) be safely inferred from a given body of information/evidence

6) [3.2.6] Using information and data provided to draw conclusions of your own and constructing reasoned arguments to support or justify them

7) Preparing for Unit 2 exam


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