Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking : 

Critical Thinking Learning how to Analyze Information

What are the Characteristics of Critical Thinking? : 

What are the Characteristics of Critical Thinking? “The Thinker “ a sculpture by Auguste Rodin Philadelphia Art Museum

Asking Questions : 

Asking Questions When you are presented with a new situation, it is critical that you know how to form questions that will guide your understanding of the situation Good questions come from careful observation skills, taking in all of the information that the situation presents by using all of your senses

Examining Evidence : 

Examining Evidence Examining the evidence involves observation skills You can avoid coming to false conclusions by gathering information first Detectives have to gather evidence before they can solve crimes

Defining a Problem : 

Defining a Problem State Problem Observation, Investigation,Questions

Analyze Assumptions and Bias : 

Analyze Assumptions and Bias Don’t assume that you know the answer to a problem Avoid bias when you are investigating a problem

Emotional Reasoning : 

Emotional Reasoning Thinking critically demands that you keep your feelings at bay and stay away from letting your emotions cloud your actions

Avoid Oversimplification : 

Avoid Oversimplification Consider all of the facts carefully and don’t come to hasty conclusions

Other Points of View : 

Other Points of View Avoid being narrow-minded and consider looking at a problem from many different angles

Tolerate Ambiguity : 

Tolerate Ambiguity Things will not always be crystal clear

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