Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Critical Thinking Strategies in Pre-Service Learning Environments


Gina J. Mariano
Troy Univeristy, USA

Fred J. Figliano
Troy University, USA

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 30, 2018
Full Chapters Due: July 15, 2018
Submission Date: November 15, 2018


According to Uzuntiryaki-Kondakci and Çapa-Aydin (2013), critical thinking is defined as taking responsibility for one’s own thinking. Students use critical thinking skills for decision-making and analyzing the information they learn in courses. They also use these skills to evaluate and assess their own learning. If students are not able to learn critical thinking in their courses, it is likely they will have few additional opportunities to learn these skills outside of school (Rezaee et al., 2012). Critical thinking skill development is important for all college students’; however, it is even more important for pre-service teachers because they will be assessing future students in developing these skills. Students typically learn in ways that contribute to short-term learning results. However, when students are able to think critically, they are thinking deeply about what they are learning in order to apply that knowledge creatively and effectively (McBride, 1991). Instructors need to infuse critical thinking skill development into every academic subject. Students may then realize the material they are not fully grasping and improve their learning strategies. This will help them develop deeper knowledge of the material.


This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will be written for pre-service teachers and pre-service teacher educators who want to improve their understanding of critical thinking skill development in pre-service students. The learning strategies discussed in this book can be used to shape college courses and help encourage students to take a more active role in their own learning.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the pre-service education field. Moreover, this book will provide insights into how educators can infuse critical thinking skill development into their courses.

Recommended Topics

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Critical thinking skill development
  • Critical thinking strategies
  • Deep learning of information
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Metacognition
  • Pre-service teacher education

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 30, 2018, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 15, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 15, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Critical Thinking Strategies in Pre-Service Learning Environments. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates

March 30, 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 15, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
July 15, 2018: Full Chapter Submission
September 15, 2018: Review Results Returned
October 30, 2018: Final Acceptance Notification
November 15, 2018: Final Chapter Submission


Gina J. Mariano
Troy University