An ‘infusion’ approach to critical thinking: Moore on the critical thinking debate

  title={An ‘infusion’ approach to critical thinking: Moore on the critical thinking debate},
  author={Martin Davies},
  journal={Higher Education Research \& Development},
  pages={179 - 193}
  • Martin Davies
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Higher Education Research & Development
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