November 2, 2010
What is critical thinking? This term has many meanings to everyone on the globe. To some people it is the meaning of positive thinking and to many others it is the process of thinking clearly and concisely without bias or prejudice. “Critical thinking is a rich concept that has been developing throughout the past 2500 years. The term "critical thinking" has its roots in the mid-late 20th century. We offer here overlapping definitions, together which form a substantive, transdisciplinary conception of critical thinking” (Criticalthinking.org, 2009).
What is Critical Thinking?
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It really depends on how they use their critical thinking skills. There are those that think that doing the opposite of what they are supposed to is good. This is the wrong way to think. Some use their critical thinking to be smarter than the average person. Some of our best students, these days, are really good at one aspect of critical thinking; being critical or some are good at being smart. “The skill at unmasking error, or simple intellectual one-upmanship, is not completely without value, but we should be wary of creating a class of self-satisfied debunkers or, to use a currently fashionable word on campuses, people who like to "trouble" ideas” (Roth, 2010).
“Critical thinking; in being responsive to variable subject matter, issues, and purposes — is incorporated in a family of interwoven modes of thinking, among them: scientific thinking, mathematical thinking, historical thinking, anthropological thinking, economic thinking, moral thinking, and philosophical thinking” (Criticalthinking.org, 2010) Critical thinking is the cross between thinking clearly and thinking logically. We all have tendencies to think either one or the other but never both at the same time. Critical thinking is this process of thinking not only clearly and logically but consistent. The process includes thinking objectively and rationally. We all can do this but do we all the...