EDCI 285 - standards; thinks open-mindedly within...

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Critical Thinking Definitions Critical thinking is that mode of thinking - about any subject, content, or problem - in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully taking charge of the structures inherent in thinking and imposing intellectual standards upon them. A critical thinker: raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely; gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and
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Unformatted text preview: standards; thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences; and communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems (Taken from Richard Paul and Linda Elder, The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools , Foundation for Critical Thinking Press, 2008)....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course EDCI 285 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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