Critical thinking

http://www.criticalthinking.org/ctmodel/logic-model1.htm#

Standards of thought;

    Clarity: could you elaborate?, could you illustrate?, could you give an example?
    Precision: add details and specificity. relevant to the context.
    Accuracy: is it true? how to test for accuracy, verify.
    Relevance: is it relevant to the context?
    Depth: Superficial answer to superficial questions but complex questions require depth.

Use our minds for innovation rather than memorization
not become a robotic bookshelf
Use of Reason
Use of Logic
Clarity of thought
questioning our information industry
inquiring
reflection
creativity rather than futile activity
rumination rather than stagnation
creative potential in everyone
curiosity
insight
autonomy
non-conforming?
intellectual independence
originality
critical thinking
simply process information to form an opinion
passion
do what makes your heart sing
repeaters
problem reaction solution
memorizing facts to blurt out in exams
consider
scope
perspective


Evaluating information + evaluating our thought by;
analyzing
conceptualizing
defining
examining
inferring
listening
questioning
reasoning
synthesizing
Skepticism
suspend belief of judgment

The critical thinker;
Can handle uncertainty
prefers to be aware of their areas of ignorance
can wait for valid evidence
can wait for evidence-based answers.

Critical thinking moves us away from
rash conclusions
mystification
reluctance to question -received wisdom, -authority, -tradition
moves us towards -intellectual discipline, -clear expression of ideas, acceptance of personal responsible for out own thinking.
Barriers to critical thinking
lack of respect for reason
intellectual arrogance
unwillingness to listen
intellectual laziness
lack of respect for evidence
BLACK & WHITE THINKING may reflect intolerance to ambiguity
Pleasure/Pain & Comfort/Discomfort