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Supplementing Traditional Symbolic Logic Instruction with Historical Background and Real-World Applications

Abstract A thorough understanding of the key concepts of logic is critical for student success. Logic is often not explicitly taught as its own subject in modern curriculums, which results in misconceptions among students as to what comprises logical reasoning. In addition, current standardized testing schemes often promote teaching styles which emphasize students' abilities to memorize set problem-solving methods over their capacities to reason abstractly and creatively. These phenomena, in tandem with halting progress in United States education compared to other developed nations, suggest that implementing logic courses into public schools and universities can better prepare students for professional careers and beyond. In particular, logic is... (more)
Created Date 2018-05
Contributor Ryba, Austin (Author) / Vaz, Paul (Thesis Director) / Jones, Donald (Committee Member) / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Logic / Education / Mathematics
Series Academic Year 2017-2018
Type Text
Extent 130 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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