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An evaluation of learning resources in the teaching of formal philosophical methods

Stuart, Susan and Brown, Margaret (2003) An evaluation of learning resources in the teaching of formal philosophical methods. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 11 (3). pp. 58-68. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    In any discipline, across a wide variety of subjects, there are numerous learning resources available to students. For many students the resources that will be most beneficial to them are quickly apparent but, because of the nature of philosophy and the philosophical method, it is not immediately clear which resources will be most valuable to students for whom the development of critical thinking skills is crucial. If we are to support these students effectively in their learning we must establish what these resources are how we can continue to maintain and improve them, and how we can encourage students to make good use of them. In this paper we describe and assess our evaluation of the use made by students of learning resources in the context of learning logic and in developing their critical thinking skills. We also assess the use of a new resource, electronic handsets, the purpose of which is to encourage students to respond to questions in lectures and to gain feedback about how they are progressing with the material.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 11:40
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:09
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/414

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