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HLS-355-OL- Final Paper1FINAL PROJECTHow a Critical Thinking Model could be used in Homeland SecurityCritical Thinking for Homeland SecurityHLS-355-OL
HLS-355-OL- Final Paper2AbstractHomeland Security has become valued everywhere since the September 11 terrorist attacks. The general purpose of Critical Thinking for Homeland Security course is to help an individual develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills through active learning, discussions, and case studies so that they are able to adjust successfully to ever changing situations. However, this type of course is a challenge even for the brightest student because critical thinking methods are sometimes debatable. It is my hope that this paper will assess key components and strategies for a critical thinking model that could be used in a Homeland Security setting.
HLS-355-OL- Final Paper3How a Critical Thinking Model could be used in Homeland SecurityThe Homeland Security Department was created in direct response to the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, and has the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States and its territories (including protectorates) from and responding to terrorist attacks, synthetic accidents, and natural disasters. The office is designed to coordinate with the executive branch organizations of our government to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks within the United States. Founded on October 8, 2001, the first director was Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Homeland Security explores the concepts and challenges that face our national security through reports, budget proposals, public affair campaigns, along with a variety of other sources. Here in this field a critical thinking model is imperative. One must be thorough in their assessment with analytical skills because the liability of the public’s welfare rests on their decisions. One can see why it is imperative and necessary to continue to hone these critical thinking skills.Homeland Security is a unique professional discipline, which is ever growing and changing. It is a specialty area for careers that can help individuals be better prepared to deal with national
HLS-355-OL- Final Paper4catastrophic events. After exploring the Elements of Thought in The Thinkers Guide to Analytic Thinking written by Dr. Linda Elder and Dr. Richard Paul (2005), as well as the book entitled Asking the Right Questions, A Guide to Critical Thinkingwritten by M. Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley (2010). A combination of components from each book have been gathered to create astyle and a model, if you will, that will further be discussed. In the Thinkers Guide to Analytical Thinking“The Elements of Thought”, is a method that is suggested by Dr. Linda Elder and Dr. Richard Paul, it is made up of eight components which are,purpose, point of view, assumptions, implications, evidence, inferences or conclusions, basic concepts and key questions. The text indicates that the answers to these questions will help to better understand and discover theories.