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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/3/11 Critical Thinking from The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Richard Paul & Linda Elder
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10/3/11 Critical Thinking Defined: “The art of analyzing and evaluating thinking with a view to improving it.” (p. 2) Critical thinking is self-directed, self- disciplined, self-monitored, & self- corrective.
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10/3/11 II. Elements of Critical 1. Questions at issue: What major issues does the theorist examine? 2. Concepts: What are some of the key concepts the theorist develops to advance her/his theory?
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10/3/11 Elements of Critical Thought, 4. Assumptions: Presuppositions, axioms, what is taken for granted What are the theorist’s assumptions about human nature? What does the theorist assume (or
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Elements of Critical Thought, cont. 5. Information: What data, facts, observations, anecdotal evidence, personal experience, etc. does the theorist use to support his/her argument? 6. Purpose: What goal did the theorist
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisville.

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