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Foundations Of Knowledge And Inquiry Across Disciplines

The educational goal of this book can be specified in several ways. We may say that it is to help learners develop the ability to think like an academic – like a mathematician, a scientist, a philosopher, a historian, and so on. We may also say that it is to help learners develop those aspects of their intelligence that are best developed by engaging with trans-disciplinary academic inquiry, often called Higher Order Cognition, which includes critical thinking. And we might add: Higher Order Cognition is the mental capacity to acquire, construct, and evaluate what is transmitted as ‘knowledge’ in schools and colleges.  For an experiential understanding of these goals described above, learners need to work through at least the first three chapters of the book. 

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