Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

4.2 avg rating
( 497 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415968195: Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In Teaching Critical Thinking, renowned cultural critic and progressive educator bell hooks addresses some of the most compelling issues facing teachers in and out of the classroom today.

In a series of short, accessible, and enlightening essays, hooks explores the confounding and sometimes controversial topics that teachers and students have urged her to address since the publication of the previous best-selling volumes in her Teaching series, Teaching to Transgress and Teaching Community. The issues are varied and broad, from whether meaningful teaching can take place in a large classroom setting to confronting issues of self-esteem. One professor, for example, asked how black female professors can maintain positive authority in a classroom without being seen through the lens of negative racist, sexist stereotypes. One teacher asked how to handle tears in the classroom, while another wanted to know how to use humor as a tool for learning.

Addressing questions of race, gender, and class in this work, hooks discusses the complex balance that allows us to teach, value, and learn from works written by racist and sexist authors. Highlighting the importance of reading, she insists on the primacy of free speech, a democratic education of literacy. Throughout these essays, she celebrates the transformative power of critical thinking. This is provocative, powerful, and joyful intellectual work. It is a must read for anyone who is at all interested in education today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

bell hooks is a world-renowned intellectual, cultural critic, and writer who is also Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Studies at Berea College in Kentucky. Among her many books are the feminist classic Ain't I A Woman, the dialogue (with Cornel West) Breaking Bread, the children's books Happy to Be Nappy and Be Boy Buzz, the memoir Bone Black and the general interest titles All About Love, Rock My Soul, and Communion. She has published seven titles with Routledge: Belonging, We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real.

Review:

"Positing education as the practice of freedom to balance against (or as an antidote to) the notion of education as credential-collecting, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom seeks to help engaged educators navigate the contradictions and challenges of the academy so as to fulfill our mandate to be of compassionate service to students―as whole people, not simply as someone's future employees." – Rain Taxi

 

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781138299917: Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  113829991X ISBN 13:  9781138299917
Publisher: Dev Publishers & Distributors, 2018
Softcover

9780415968201: Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

Routledge, 2009
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

bell hooks
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0415968194

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Bell Hooks
Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In Teaching Critical Thinking, renowned cultural critic and progressive educator bell hooks addresses some of the most compelling issues facing teachers in and out of the classroom today.In a series of short, accessible, and enlightening essays, hooks explores the confounding and sometimes controversial topics that teachers and students have urged her to address since the publication of the previous best-selling volumes in her Teaching series, Teaching to Transgress and Teaching Community. The issues are varied and broad, from whether meaningful teaching can take place in a large classroom setting to confronting issues of self-esteem. One professor, for example, asked how black female professors can maintain positive authority in a classroom without being seen through the lens of negative racist, sexist stereotypes. One teacher asked how to handle tears in the classroom, while another wanted to know how to use humor as a tool for learning.Addressing questions of race, gender, and class in this work, hooks discusses the complex balance that allows us to teach, value, and learn from works written by racist and sexist authors. Highlighting the importance of reading, she insists on the primacy of free speech, a democratic education of literacy. Throughout these essays, she celebrates the transformative power of critical thinking. This is provocative, powerful, and joyful intellectual work. It is a must read for anyone who is at all interested in education today. Seller Inventory # BTE9780415968195

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 138.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Hooks, Bell
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # F9-9780415968195

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 126.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

hooks, bell
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3552791

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 143.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

HOOKS, BELL.
Published by Routledge (2018)
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2018. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780415968195 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0210425

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 170.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.42
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

bell hooks
Published by Routledge 2009-10-13 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 2009-10-13, 2009. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-TNFPD-00107553

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 145.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 39.18
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

hooks, bell (Author)
Published by Routledge (2010)
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 208 pages. 9.10x5.90x0.80 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0415968194

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 181.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

bell hooks
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0415968194

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 191.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

bell hooks
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110415968194

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 226.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

bell hooks
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415968194 ISBN 13: 9780415968195
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0415968194n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 457.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds