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Understanding and teaching critical thinking—A new approach

Journal article
Authors Kristoffer Larsson
Published in International Journal of Educational Research
Volume 84
Pages 32-42
ISSN 0883-0355
Publication year 2017
Published at Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
Pages 32-42
Language en
Keywords critical thinking, learning, pedagogy, phenomenography, teaching
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Developing students’ critical thinking is a major educational goal in societies around the world. In spite of this, the research community has had serious problems handling this highly prized goal. In reference to these problems, several issues have been discussed, one being the theory issue, where the theoretical development has been pointed out as insufficient, especially theory concerning the learning experience connected with the development of critical thinking. This article introduces the use of the phenomenographic theoretical approach in the field of critical thinking. Taking anempirical study as an illustrative example, the article shows how phenomenographic theory, in apromising way, could be used for understanding concrete expressions ofcritical thinking and designing teaching to develop students’ critical thinking.

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