6 Steps to Critical Thinking

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6 Steps to Critical Thinking

  1. 1. CriticalThinking
  2. 2. CRITICAL THINKING DEFINITION Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfullyconceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action – by Michael Scriven & Richard Paul
  3. 3. 6 Steps of Critical Thinking 1 • Knowledge 2 • Comprehension 3 • Application 4 • Analysis 5 • Synthesis 6 • Evaluation
  4. 4. 1. KNOWLEDGE Knowledge isMAIN TOPICPOINT THESIS ISSUE
  5. 5. 2. COMPREHENSION Understand what you read, hear, or see
  6. 6. 3. APPLICATION• To know and to apply what you comprehend
  7. 7. 4. ANALYSIS
  8. 8. 5. SYNTHESIS• Combination of analyzed parts to form new theory
  9. 9. 6. EVALUATION
  10. 10. summarized1. KnowledgeDefine, list, describe, identify, show, name, quote2. ComprehensionExplain, describe, summarize, differentiate, discuss, interpret3. ApplicationIllustrate, use theinformation, apply, demonstrate, show, solve, classify,discover4.AnalysisBreakdown, distinguish, infer, prioritize, order, justify,classify, arrange, divide5. SynthesisIntegrate, modify, rearrange, substitute, plan, create, design, invent, incorporate6. EvaluateDecide, rank, test, measure, recommend, support, conclude, compare, appraise, defend

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