Any object made by humans with a view to subsequent use.
Begging the question
Begging the question involves making a statement that assumes the question being argued for has already been settled – that is, it takes for granted what it is supposed to prove.
Also known as circular reasoning, this is a type of reasoning in which the proposition is supported by the premises, which is supported by the proposition, creating a circle in reasoning where no useful information is being shared.
A closed question has a definitive answer that is typically expressed through either a single word or a short phrase, such as ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
A pattern of deviation in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion.
A student is introduced to or develops an idea by acting it out with real objects.
Deductive reasoning is what is used to reach a conclusion that must be true provided the premises are true and the logic used is valid. Deductive arguments typically start out with a general statement or hypothesis and reach a conclusion about a specific instance.
To separate out into smaller units or component parts.
Language centred around, or arising from, a person's own existence or perspective.
A persuasive way of talking that describes what you are personally experiencing.
Containing a fallacy; logically invalid.
A false dichotomy occurs when an argument presents two options and ignores, either purposefully or out of ignorance, other alternatives.
The formation of ideas and thoughts.
A process of unconscious development and/or recombination of thought elements that were stimulated through conscious work at one point in time, resulting in novel ideas at some later point in time.
Inductive reasoning involves trying to establish that a conclusion in the form of a generalisation is true or likely to be true by means of specific observable examples, incidents or facts known to be true.
Mind map / mind mapping
A mind map is a visual representation of connected ideas, using words and images.
The memorising of information by the use of an aid such as a pattern, rhyme, acronym or visual image.
An open question can have a variety of equally reasonable responses and requires reasoning to support the answer.
A student is introduced to an idea or a skill through representations, such as a diagram or picture of the problem.
Basis, stated or implicit, from which reasoning proceeds.
Any statement that could be true or false.
A broad term for techniques used to influence the thinking of an audience, whether to please or persuade. In the context of critical and creative thinking it refers to fallacies that are intentionally used to persuade, typically by influencing how people feel or by invoking cognitive bias.
To construct by combining parts or elements.
An element of, or relating to, time.
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