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OCR AS Critical Thinking 2008 Specification Resource Pack (+CD)
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OCR AS Critical Thinking 2008 Specification Resource Pack (+CD) (Spiral spine)

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The pack has been specially written for the AS course beginning in September 2008 and will help to prepare students for the extra demands of the new specification. Unit 1 (Section A) will require students to identify the structure of simple arguments, to identify problems in reasoning and assess the use of evidence, as well as to answer questions on credibility (Section B). The pack provides plenty of information, advice and practice to help students meet these requirements, with the assessment objectives of the course made explicit. Unit 2 requires students to answer multiple-choice questions of a more varied nature than previously, with some questions based on visual materials. The pack will equip teachers with lesson material to fully address these changes. As well as exercises gradually building up skills throughout the pack, there are sample exam papers modelled on the OCR specimen papers for students to practise, with supporting answer material. The accompanying free CD-ROM gives teachers the opportunity to present the information sheets in sections as PowerPoints, so students can consider some of the questions posed in a more dynamic, interactive format. The material can also be modified to differentiate tasks according to student ability.

Children'sEducational materialPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: Hodder Education Publication Date: 25/01/2008 ISBN-13: 9780340946169  Details: Type: Spiral spine Format: Books
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Dr Jill Swale is the Thinking and Teaching Strategies Coordinator at Kendrick School, Reading. Jill has developed staff training in different learning styles and thinking skills at Kendrick School, where she introduced Critical Thinking and now trains other staff to teach it. In 2005 Kendrick received the Good Schools Guide award as the selective state school for girls with the best results for AS Critical Thinking nationwide. Jill was Study Skills Leading Professional for Reading LEA for two years, and frequently runs workshops on teaching methods and critical thinking. She is a regular speaker at Philip Allan teacher conferences. She has over 20 years' experience teaching in different types of schools, and also teaches sociology, English and thinking skills to adults at Reading University.

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