METACOGNITION AND THE DISCIPLINES -( 3/7)

Craig Nelson claims that critical thinking has no universal definition or rules. Thus, one field's critical thinking may be another field's logical fallacy or unjustified conclusion. Consider the short answer or essay question command that so often appears on tests and written assignments: "compare and contrast." Based on interviews with college instructors, Langer (1992) outlines the major metacognitive differences among three major disciplinary groups, especially as these differences pertain to the written products expected of students.
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