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The Physics Teacher
written by Eugenia Etkina and Gorazd Planinsic
The importance of "critical thinking" in physics education has been frequently discussed, debated, and analyzed. Despite recognition of the need to develop critical reasoning skills, students continue to be assessed primarily on their knowledge of physics content. Only recently have science educators started moving systematically toward achieving and assessing this critical thinking goal. In this paper we seek to show how guiding students to devise and test multiple explanations of observed phenomena can be used to improve their critical thinking.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 53, Issue 7, Pages 432-437
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© 2015 AIP Publishing
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10.1119/1.4931014
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E. Etkina and G. Planinsic, , Phys. Teach. 53 (7), 432 (2015), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4931014).
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E. Etkina and G. Planinsic, Defining and Developing “Critical Thinking” Through Devising and Testing Multiple Explanations of the Same Phenomenon, Phys. Teach. 53 (7), 432 (2015), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4931014>.
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Etkina, E., & Planinsic, G. (2015, September 17). Defining and Developing “Critical Thinking” Through Devising and Testing Multiple Explanations of the Same Phenomenon. Phys. Teach., 53(7), 432-437. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4931014
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Etkina, Eugenia, and Gorazd Planinsic. "Defining and Developing “Critical Thinking” Through Devising and Testing Multiple Explanations of the Same Phenomenon." Phys. Teach. 53, no. 7, (September 17, 2015): 432-437, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4931014 (accessed 15 June 2024).
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Etkina, Eugenia, and Gorazd Planinsic. "Defining and Developing “Critical Thinking” Through Devising and Testing Multiple Explanations of the Same Phenomenon." Phys. Teach. 53.7 (2015): 432-437. 15 June 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4931014>.
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