Reasoning as a WOK Unit

 

First off, here is the STUDY GUIDE you need to do as you read the section on Reasoning as a Way of Knowing in Chapter 2. Please post answers on your blog and check the due date for your class in Managebac.

Google Doc Link

or Download this:

Study_Guide_ReasoningCHAP_2.docx
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Some questions to ponder:

       How do we reason?

       What is the significance and power of reasoning? 

       How do we learn to reason? What tools do we use in order to reason? 

       How does reasoning differ from the other Ways of Knowing?

       What is the role of Reason in Science and other areas of Knowledge?

       How do we use “deductive” and “inductive” reasoning?

       What is the difference between “validity” and “truth”?

       How do we effectively make counter-claims?

       How do we creatively reason?

       How and why do we classify?

       How do stereotypes and prejudice relate to reason?

       What constitutes a “good reason” for belief?

VOCABULARY TERMS

 

ad hominem

argument ad ignorantium

belief bias

binary thinking

circular reasoning

confirmation bias

confabulation

contradiction

deduction

double standards

fallacy (logical fallacy)

induction

lateral thinking

generalizations

heuristics

loaded questions

rationalization

rhetoric

syllogism

vested interest

vicious circle / cycle

DL_rhetorical2.pdf
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Summer Post #14: IDEA CHANNEL

I am sort of in love with these videos, just posted in June. Thoughts?

 

 

 

 

Why do we Talk? BBC Horizon Episodes

We will be using this series of videos as a springboard for our next SOCRATIC TWITTER SEMINAR (after Spring Break). 

Please think of questions as you view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words…and life without them (Brainpickings post)

Brain Pickings is perhaps my favorite web site, curated by Maria Popova.

Here’s her excellent blog post on WORDS...with tons of links for you to check out.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2010/08/13/on-words/

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE SERIES

Why are words important? Here’s a short film that examines a world without them.

 

WORDS from Everynone on Vimeo.