Reasoning Across The Media

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This is abrief outline of a Critical Thinking paper written by Lenore Langsdorf.

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Reasoning Across The Media

  1. 1. Reasoning Across the Media: Visual, Verbal, and Televisual Literacties Langsdorf, L. (1989) Institute for Critical Thinking 3(2).
  2. 2. Critical Thinking <ul><li>“ the ability to understand and evaluate claims so as to determine what to do or to believe on the basis of precedent, principles, and evidence — rather than on the basis of force, chance or custom” (p.2) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reasoning <ul><li>“ . . . t he basic skill used in critical thinking” </li></ul><ul><li>A ) “the ability to compose elements or parts of a situation into a whole (an entirety)” & </li></ul><ul><li>B) “the ability to decompose a whole into its parts” (p.2) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Composing and Decomposing <ul><li>Composing equals synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Decomposing equals analysis </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3 Aspects of Everyday Reasoning <ul><li>H olistic </li></ul><ul><li>Context of embodied interaction </li></ul><ul><li>T acit or implicit rules and customs </li></ul>

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