Societal Controversies, Critical Thinking, and Moral Education

Societal Controversies, Critical Thinking, and Moral Education Sci & Educ https://doi.org/10.1007/s11191-018-9976-9 BOOK REVIEW Societal Controversies, Critical Thinking, and Moral Education Noddings, N., and Brooks, L. (2017). Teaching Controversial Issues: The Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom. New York, London: Teachers College Press. ISBN 9780807774885, Pages: 192, Price: 34.95$ (Paperback) Mario Kötter Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 1Overview Teaching Controversial Issues (TCI henceforth) is a book by the prominent North-American moral philosopher and education theorist Nel Noddings and her daughter Laurie Brooks, who, as a member of advisory boards for university programs, is also engaged in education. TCI is addressed to (North-American) teachers as Ban invitation to teachers to think and to explore ways in which to promote critical thinking in their students^ (p. 4). Furthermore, it is in large part a recommendation to policy makers. Noddings and Brooks assume that the main purpose of education is to contribute to a better future society, and the mission of TCI is to provide a vision about how (high school) education can (and should) prepare future citizens towards that aim. The central idea is that it is necessary Bto prepare students for active life in a participatory democracy^ by fostering critical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Science & Education Springer Journals

Societal Controversies, Critical Thinking, and Moral Education

Science & Education , Volume OnlineFirst – May 28, 2018
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Education; Science Education; Philosophy of Science; History, general
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Sci & Educ https://doi.org/10.1007/s11191-018-9976-9 BOOK REVIEW Societal Controversies, Critical Thinking, and Moral Education Noddings, N., and Brooks, L. (2017). Teaching Controversial Issues: The Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom. New York, London: Teachers College Press. ISBN 9780807774885, Pages: 192, Price: 34.95$ (Paperback) Mario Kötter Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 1Overview Teaching Controversial Issues (TCI henceforth) is a book by the prominent North-American moral philosopher and education theorist Nel Noddings and her daughter Laurie Brooks, who, as a member of advisory boards for university programs, is also engaged in education. TCI is addressed to (North-American) teachers as Ban invitation to teachers to think and to explore ways in which to promote critical thinking in their students^ (p. 4). Furthermore, it is in large part a recommendation to policy makers. Noddings and Brooks assume that the main purpose of education is to contribute to a better future society, and the mission of TCI is to provide a vision about how (high school) education can (and should) prepare future citizens towards that aim. The central idea is that it is necessary Bto prepare students for active life in a participatory democracy^ by fostering critical

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