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Developing Reflective Judgment

ISBN: 978-1-55542-629-3
352 pages
March 1994, Jossey-Bass
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How do students learn to reason and think about complex issues? This book fills a critical gap in our understanding of a long-neglected facet of the critical thinking process: reflective judgment. Drawing on extensive cross-sectional and longitudinal research, King and Kitchener detail the series of stages that lay the foundation for reflective thinking, and they trace the development of reflective judgment through adolescence and adulthood.

The authors also describe the implications of the Reflective Judgment Model for working with students in the classroom and beyond--encouraging educators to think differently about interactions with their students and to create ways of more effectively promoting the ability to make reflective judgments.
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Table of Contents

Reflective Judgment: A Neglected Facet of Critical Thinking.

Creating a New Theoretical Model of Reflective Judgment.

The Seven Stages of Reflective Judgment.

Assessing Reasoning Skills.

Assessing Reflective Judgment.

Research on the Reflective Judgment Model (with Phillip K. Wood).

Relating Reflective Judgment to Intellectual Development.

Reflective Judgment and Character Development.

Fostering Reflective Judgment in the College Years.
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Author Information

PATRICIA M. KING is associate professor and acting chair of the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University. KAREN STROHM KITCHENER is a professor in the College of Education and the director of the counseling psychology program at the University of Denver.
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