Applying Critical Thinking to the Amphibian Decline Problem

This exercise is designed to foster the practice of critical thinking—a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues and evidence before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion—in the context of a complex and real conservation problem: amphibian declines. The exercise has four parts: a case study, ten questions related to the reading, an in-class discussion in groups, and finally a set of questions for reflection and research, either individually or in groups, to understand how the issue has continued to evolve over the last decade.

Featured in: Lessons in Conservation: Student Learning Issue

See also:
Applying Critical Thinking to an Invasive Species Problem
Amphibian Declines

Theme: Communicating and Teaching Science

Language: English

Region: Global

Keywords: conservation, extinction, threats, critical thinking, amphibians, climate change

Components: 2

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Exercise: Applying Critical Thinking to the Amphibian Decline Problem

Author: A. Bravo, A. Porzecanski

   

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Solutions: Applying Critical Thinking to the Amphibian Decline Problem

Author: A. Porzecanski, A. Bravo, S. Siller


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