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Critical Thinking

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Gretchen Thomas

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of Critical Thinking

What is critical thinking? If you can think critically, you are able to: Judge the credibility of resources
Identify conclusions and reasons
Judge the quality of an argument
Develop and defend a position on an issue
Ask clarifying questions
Plan experiments
Be open-minded
Try to be well-informed
Draw conclusions It's the ability to: analyze evaluate infer interpret explain self-regulate Bloom's Taxonomy Knowledge
Evaluation Media Literacy Students can comprehend what they read, hear, and see Characteristics of Effective Critical Thinking Tasks: Happen in a supportive environment
Address ill-structured problems
Do not involve rote learning
Provides alternatives
Allows students to make decisions

Student Benefits Better grades
Good decision making
Ability to effect social change
Becoming better readers, writers, speakers, and listeners Common Techniques Encourage students to find and use information from a variety of sources
Provide support for information structuring
Assist students in comparing sources
Develop student debates
Allow students to reflect in different ways
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