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The Future of Thinking : Rhetoric and Liberal Arts Teaching - Peter Washington

The Future of Thinking

Rhetoric and Liberal Arts Teaching

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Published: 17th September 1992
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Learning to think is a complex process made up of reading, writing listening, speaking and remembering textual materials. The aim of this topical book is to encourage practical educational reform in the Humanities by taking the emphasis away from the reception of texts to their production. Adapting rhetorical teaching methods, the authors encourage students to participate in the activities of thinking giving them short written and verbal exercises to develop conceptual competences and linguistics skills. It is argued that these methods can be implemented successfully across a wide number of humanities subjects and that they encourage the development of practical transferable skills, both cognitive and linguistic.
The authors have used these methods successfully in class, and the book includes sample exercises, the initial results, and feedback from their students.

Introduction
Aspects of Thought
Rhetoric and Composition
Philosophical and Literary Exercises
Samples and Preliminary results
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ISBN: 9780415073189
ISBN-10: 0415073189
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 17th September 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1