Reasoning Across The Media

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

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

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  • 1. Reasoning Across the Media: Visual, Verbal, and Televisual Literacties Langsdorf, L. (1989) Institute for Critical Thinking 3(2).
  • 2. Critical Thinking
    • “ 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)
  • 3. Reasoning
    • “ . . . t he basic skill used in critical thinking”
    • A ) “the ability to compose elements or parts of a situation into a whole (an entirety)” &
    • B) “the ability to decompose a whole into its parts” (p.2)
  • 4. Composing and Decomposing
    • Composing equals synthesis
    • Decomposing equals analysis
  • 5. 3 Aspects of Everyday Reasoning
    • H olistic
    • Context of embodied interaction
    • T acit or implicit rules and customs