Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking

  1. 1. Critical Thinking<br />Critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do <br />
  2. 2. What is critical thinking?<br />Critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do.<br />
  3. 3. Critical thinkers are…<br />intellectually curious; why, how, what, when, and where.<br />Seek answers to various kinds of questions and problems.<br />
  4. 4. Critical thinkers are…<br />open-minded; accept a wide variety of positions and beliefs if they are valid.<br />
  5. 5. Critical thinkers…<br />know how to handle confusion.<br />With confusion we often make quick decisions based on limited data or overworked stereotypes.<br />
  6. 6. Critical thinkers…<br />avoid “Red Herrings”. They avoid irrelevancies during an argument.<br />
  7. 7. Critical thinkers are…<br />able to control emotion.<br />Misdirected or misplaced anger, fear, or frustration will destroy the critical thinking process faster.<br />
  8. 8. Critical thinkers are…<br />sensitive to the needs of others.<br />Pay attention to their target audience<br />
  9. 9. Critical thinkers…<br />know when to admit to not knowing something.<br />“Learning comes from questioning, not from knowing all the answers.”<br />
  10. 10. Decisions and Critical Thinking<br />Critical thinking is a learned skill.<br />Good thinking skills are essential for making appropriate decisions about what to believe and do.<br />Critical thinking can be improved through education.<br />

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