CCK09 Critical Thinking

Enjoy this Critical Thinking

When we teach and encourage critical thinking, we empower individual lives and invest in our collective future.

A powerful message.

Critical thinking is the purposeful and reflective judgement about what to believe or what to do in response to observations, experience, verbal or written expressions, or arguments. Critical thinking involves determining the meaning and significance of what is observed or expressed, or, concerning a given inference or argument, determining whether there is adequate justification to accept the conclusion as true.

Critical thinking gives due consideration to the evidence, the context of judgment, the relevant criteria for making the judgment well, the applicable methods or techniques for forming the judgment, and the applicable theoretical constructs for understanding the problem and the question at hand. Critical thinking employs not only logic but broad intellectual criteria such as clarity, credibility, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, significance and fairness.

I have written this post on transformational thinking that includes critical thinking as an important part of thinking.

Postscripts: Here is another excellent video on Critical Thinking.  There are 5 parts. 

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3 thoughts on “CCK09 Critical Thinking

  1. I often wish we taught Critical Thinking more, especially at younger ages. Do you think this is something schools should be focusing on or should it be taught at home?

  2. Yes, I think this is where schools should focus on. Can we teach critical thinking in schools and at home? Yes. I have posted a video on critical thinking in the postscripts.
    Thanks for your comments.
    John

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