critical thinking ppt

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over view of critical thinking


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DEFINITION Critical Thinking is “the art of thinking about your thinking while you are thinking in order to make your thinking better: more clear, more accurate, and more defensible.”

Critical Thinking:

Critical Thinking Critical thinking provides the mental control and discipline required for situational assessment and decision making. It involves several skills that can be learned, practiced and improved. Control your mind by: 1.Seeking and understanding information, facts and data 2.Effective planning, briefing and communication 3.Increasing knowledge; gaining experience 4.Learning within a context (situation)

Situational Awareness :

Situational Awareness Situational awareness is having an accurate understanding of our surroundings — where we are, what happened, what is happening, what is changing and what could happen. Good situational awareness requires: Gathering data (sensing, perception), seeking cues in the environment Assembling information to give understanding (comprehension) Thinking ahead (projection) Gathering data Understanding Planning Ahead

Critical Thinking-Strategies:

Critical Thinking-Strategies IDEA Sense Making Clarifying Assumptions F O C U S I N G F O C U S I N G EXPANDING THE POWER DIGGING DEEPER

Thinking about Situational Awareness and Decision Making:

Thinking about Situational Awareness and Decision Making Situational awareness and decision making depend on our ability to think. Thinking enables humans to be very successful, but this ability also enables errors that, if not controlled, present risks in our daily activities. Situational Awareness Attention resources Decision Making Senses: See Hear Touch Smell Taste Working memory Long-term memory - knowledge, biases, beliefs Pattern recognition comparison Choice Selection Action Monitor Review Response Feedback

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Also . . . Examine beliefs, assumptions, and opinions; drawing conclusions from the information presented. Listen to others, think about what they say, give feedback . Become an open-minded listener and reader.


conclusion Critical thinking and its components are developed and used best when learned in connection with a specific domain of knowledge. Critical thinking is considered important in the academic fields because it enables one to analyze, evaluate, explain, and restructure their thinking. Creative thinking and problem solving must also be taught

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