n. The application of logical principles, rigorous standards of evidence, and careful reasoning to the analysis and discussion of claims, beliefs, and issues.
Critical thinking, also called critical analysis, is clear, rational thinking involving critique. Its details vary amongst those who define it. According to Barry K. Beyer (1995), critical thinking means making clear, reasoned judgments. During the process of critical thinking, ideas should be reasoned, well thought out, and judged. The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.'
Usage examples of "critical thinking".
I suppose it's time to bow to the inevitable this evening and apply the tried and true far-eastern principle of critical thinking that let my sub-conscious mind grapple with the problem while directing conscious though elsewhere.
This is why reading and critical thinking are dangerous, indeed subversive, in an unjust society.
We don't just walk in and out of that circle every time a flash of critical thinking bolts through our minds.
A very readable and logical treatise on critical thinking and the differences be.
The left hemisphere presides over rational, analytical and critical thinking.
His critical thinking and plain speaking in his own field of paleontology were legendary.
On the other hand, mere critical thinking, without creative and intuitive insights, without the search for new patterns, is sterile and doomed.
Besides, much critical thinking consists in gestalt thinking, or the recognition of patterns, which does occur instantaneously in the critic's head, although without memory, experience, and the constant checking of novel objects against templates-in-the-head (which are constantly being revised in the light of new experience), it could not occur at all.
Showing his renowned dispassion and critical thinking, this Martha’.
In our glorious land of plenty, less is always more when it comes to taxing any lobe of the brain with the intake of facts and numbers, critical thinking, or the comprehension of anything that isn’.
In our glorious land of plenty, less is always more when it comes to taxing any lobe of the brain with the intake of facts and numbers, critical thinking, or the comprehension of anything that isn&rquo.
So the answers the Jenaites got didn't really make sense to them because they didn't always want to listen the underlying reasons and what nurses called critical thinking that went into the processes of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation.
It gives currency to critical thinking of the sort urgently needed if we are to solve hitherto intractable social issues.
It's interesting that I've always known that I could follow anyone's thinking given the chance to ask questions, but what I'm noticing is how little practice I've had at critical thinking and I'm seeing myself as quite slow at it as a result.