Critical Thinking for A2 by Roy van den Brink-Budgen


Critical Thinking for A2 by Roy van den Brink-Budgen

A new course book designed specifically for A Level Critical Thinking Units 3 and 4, this title provides comprehensive coverage of OCR's new specification in Critical Thinking. It follows the well-received publication of Critical Thinking for AS Level (units 1 and 2) this September 2005. Critical Thinking for A2 helps students to prepare fully for the A2 exam and provides teachers with the support they need to teach OCR's A2 Level Critical Thinking specification. It includes a complete range of topics for both units, clear explanations of all terms needed, reinforced by examples throughout, and carefully structured exercises to help the student develop their understanding. Contents: In one volume it covers: Unit 3. Resolution of dilemmas: definitions in arguments; the continuum of choice; criteria for choosing from the continuum of choice; identifying dilemmas; introduction to ethical theories; the application of ethical theories to dilemmas Unit 4. Critical reasoning: argument structure; the use and interpretation of evidence; assumptions; the evaluation of arguments (language, explanations, inference, hypothetical reasoning); consistency; examining and responding to authentic argument


Reviews of the author's previous book Critical Thinking for Students 'When teaching for the OCR AS-level course I found this an ideal book - the right depth for teachers and the right length for students. It is written with such obvious enthusiasm for lucid and practical thinking that it can be recommended to teachers and students in any field.

About the Author

Dr ROY VAN DEN BRINK-BUDGEN has been engaged in developing assessment and teaching materials in Critical Thinking for almost twenty years. He has taught the subject for eleven years. He is well known for his substantial contribution to the development of both the AS and the A2 assessment from their beginnings, having been Chief Examiner in the subject for many years until 2005 inclusive. In great demand throughout the country to work with staff and students in Critical Thinking, Roy has probably taught more INSETs for teachers than anyone else in the country. His other books on the subject, including Critical Thinking for AS Level, are widely used by students and teachers both in this country and abroad.

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160 pages


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Publication date

26th May 2006



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