Teaching critical & analytical thinking in high school biology?

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2012
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The American Biology Teacher
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0002-7685
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University of California Press
Volume
74
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3
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178 - 181
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English
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Article
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How can critical and analytical thinking be improved so that they mimic reallife research and prepare students for university courses? The data sets obtained in students' experiments were used to encourage students to evaluate results, experiments, and published information critically. Examples show that students can learn to compare and defend their experimental results, thus bringing them closer to real research and critical-thinking skills.

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Analytical thinking, Critical thinking, Defending results, Lab results, Real science, Unexpected results
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