Main Data
Editor: Mari Murtonen, Kieran Balloo
Title: Redefining Scientific Thinking for Higher Education Higher-Order Thinking, Evidence-Based Reasoning and Research Skills
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN/ISSN: 9783030242152
Edition: 1
Price: CHF 84.80
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Category: Adult education
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 261
Kopierschutz: DRM
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
Table of contents
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. 

Mari Murtonen is Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy at the University of Tampere, Finland, and Research Leader at the University of Turku, Finland. Her areas of expertise include learning and teaching in higher education, and the development of scientific and methodological thinking. 

Kieran Balloo is Lecturer in the Department of Higher Education at the University of Surrey, UK. His research interests include regulation of learning, assessment and feedback, and research methods education.