Redefining scientific thinking for higher education: higher-order thinking, evidence-based reasoning and research skills

Murtonen, Mari and Balloo, Kieran ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1745-4653 (2019) Redefining scientific thinking for higher education: higher-order thinking, evidence-based reasoning and research skills. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-030-24214-5


Abstract

This book examines the learning and development process of students’ scientific thinking skills. Universities should prepare students to be able to make judgements in their working lives based on scientific evidence. However, an understanding of how these thinking skills can be developed is limited. This book introduces a new broad theory of scientific thinking for higher education; in doing so, redefining higher-order thinking abilities as scientific thinking skills. This includes critical thinking and understanding the basics of science, epistemic maturity, research and evidence-based reasoning skills and contextual understanding. The editors and contributors discuss how this concept can be redefined, as well as the challenges educators and students may face when attempting to teach and learn these skills. This edited collection will be of interest to students and scholars of student scientific skills and higher-order thinking abilities.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
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Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 02:54
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 06:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical thinking, scientific thinking, research skills, knowledge building, research methods, learning and instruction
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24215-2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46274

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