8-28 - Aspects of critical thinking o Thinking about your...

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Aspects of critical thinking o Thinking about your thinking; not just responding rote Thinking as an object of thinking Improve our thinking as a result o This requires Developing a special level of awareness Special skills of self-assessment o Rashomon Black and white movie with message=all of us have a rashomon perspective Each of us has a history of how our parents influence us, our culture, etc; how you see truth as you define it is very different of who you are Events are events but people’s reactions to those events are completely different Clarity o Could you elaborate further o Could you illustrate what you mean o Could you give me an example Accuracy o How could we check on that o How could we find out if that is true o How could we verify or test that Precision o Could you be more specific o Could you give me more details o Could you be more exact Relevance o How does that relate to the problem o How does that bear on the question o How does that help us with the issue Depth o What factors make this a difficult problem o What are some of the complexities of this question o What are some of the difficulties we need to deal with Breadth o Do we need to look at this from another perspective o Doe we need to consider another point of view o Do we need to look at this in other ways Logic o Does all of this make sense together o Does your first paragraph fit in with your last o Does what you say follow from the evidence
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Significance o Is this the most important problem to consider o Is this the central idea to focus on o Which of these facts are most important
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course SOCI 122 taught by Professor Hastings during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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8-28 - Aspects of critical thinking o Thinking about your...

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