The Art of Asking Essential Questions (Based on Critical Thinking Concepts and Socratic Principles)
Linda Elder and Richard Paul
The Art of Asking Essential Questions shines a light on an underappreciated but vital skill set that lies at the root of all learning and success. Not only do questions help us gain knowledge on a topic, but they also allow us to dispel erroneous or deceptive information, uncover assumptions and motivations, draw accurate conclusions, and make sustainable plans.
Linda Elder and Richard Paul illustrate the elements of an effective question and discuss the differences between analytic and evaluative questions. They also show how questions can uncover and help us avoid dangerous egocentric and sociocentric tendencies.
As part of the Thinker’s Guide Library, this book advances the mission of the Foundation for Critical Thinking to promote fairminded critical societies through cultivating essential intellectual abilities and virtues across every field of study across world.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / The Foundation for Critical Thinking
Pages: 48 • Trim: 5 1/2 x 8
978-0-944583-16-6 • Paperback • January 2010 • $21.99 • (£14.95)
978-1-5381-3380-4 • eBook • June 2019 • $20.50 • (£13.95)
Series: Thinker's Guide Library