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How to Write a Thesis

Umberto Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis—from choosing a topic to organizing a work schedule to … Continue reading

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Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry: Mapping a Way of Knowing

Philosophers have warned of the perils of a life spent without reflection, but what constitutes reflective inquiry—and why it’s necessary in our lives—can be an elusive concept. Synthesizing ideas from minds as diverse as John Dewey and Paulo Freire, the … Continue reading

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Handbook of critical and indigenous methodologies

The Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies is the only handbook to make connections regarding many of the perspectives of the “new” critical theorists and emerging indigenous methodologies. Built on the foundation of the landmark SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, the … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better

This book is about the basic principles that underlie critical thinking and creativity. The majority of the content is on critical thinking since more topics are naturally involved and since they can be discussed readily and systematically. The last fewchapters … Continue reading

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Society of the Rhizome

It is naïve to invoke a rhizomatic mode of organization as a means of contestation and as an alternative to global capitalism since it has become what they have in common rather than what holds them apart. The rhizome is … Continue reading

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Philosophy and the Search for Ideas: Foundations of Critical Thinking

As historians are quick to point out, the parallels between modern times and the classical world – including not only Greece, but also Rome – are plentiful. No new thinking here. In profound ways, our modern society, laws, forms of … Continue reading

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Ideas to Prevent Schools from Killing Creativity, Curiosity, and Critical Thinking

Our current school system kills creativity, what can we do? If we want kids to experience a sense of wonder and discover new information on their own (curiosity), if we want them to generate novel, adaptive ideas (creativity), and if … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Politics as Failed Sociality: Youth and the Crisis of Higher Education

Read The American public is no longer offered the opportunities, guidance, and modes of education that cultivate the capacities for critical thinking and engaged citizenship. The formative cultures that provide the preconditions for critical thought and agency and are crucial … Continue reading

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The Earth is flat, and creativity can’t be trained

Read Nearly every young school child is readily capable of creative activity. I recently attended an Art Night at the local elementary school, and all of the kids had created unique pieces of art. Yet as they age, many kids … Continue reading

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Developing Critical Literacy Skills – Exploring Masculine and Feminine Stereotypes in Children’s Literature

Read Developing critical literacy skills is a major challenge for teachers who are preparing students for a world that is saturated with information. A major part of the challenge is to show students how text, in all its forms, carries … Continue reading

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