Redefining Scientific Thinking for Higher Education

Higher-Order Thinking, Evidence-Based Reasoning and Research Skills

Editors: Murtonen, Mari, Balloo, Kieran (Eds.)

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  • Examines the learning and development process of students' scientific thinking skills
  • Introduces a new broad theory of scientific thinking for higher education
  • Redefines higher-order thinking abilities as scientific thinking skills
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This book examines the learning and development process of students’ scientific thinking skills. Universities should prepare students to be able to make judgements in their working lives based on scientific evidence. However, an understanding of how these thinking skills can be developed is limited. This book introduces a new broad theory of scientific thinking for higher education; in doing so, redefining higher-order thinking abilities as scientific thinking skills. This includes critical thinking and understanding the basics of science, epistemic maturity, research and evidence-based reasoning skills and contextual understanding. The editors and contributors discuss how this concept can be redefined, as well as the challenges educators and students may face when attempting to teach and learn these skills. This edited collection will be of interest to students and scholars of student scientific skills and higher-order thinking abilities. 

About the authors

Mari Murtonen is Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy at the University of Tampere, Finland, and Research Leader at the University of Turku, Finland. Her areas of expertise include learning and teaching in higher education, and the development of scientific and methodological thinking. 
Kieran Balloo is Lecturer in the Department of Higher Education at the University of Surrey, UK. His research interests include regulation of learning, assessment and feedback, and research methods education.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Broadening the Theory of Scientific Thinking for Higher Education

    Pages 3-29

    Murtonen, Mari (et al.)

  • The Roles of Epistemic Understanding and Research Skills in Students’ Views of Scientific Thinking

    Pages 31-57

    Salmento, Heidi (et al.)

  • Enhancing Scientific Thinking Through the Development of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

    Pages 59-78

    Hyytinen, Heidi (et al.)

  • Evidenced-Based Thinking for Scientific Thinking

    Pages 79-103

    Shargel, Rebecca (et al.)

  • Students’ Difficulties During Research Methods Training Acting as Potential Barriers to Their Development of Scientific Thinking

    Pages 107-137

    Balloo, Kieran

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24215-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24214-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Redefining Scientific Thinking for Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Higher-Order Thinking, Evidence-Based Reasoning and Research Skills
Editors
  • Mari Murtonen
  • Kieran Balloo
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24215-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24215-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24214-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 261
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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