Personally speaking, critical thinking is an undervalued and underutilized tool. When confronted by a problem with another person, most people just react. In these situations, I have learned to take a step back, take an objective look at the situation, and make an informed judgment/decision. By applying critical thinking to my personal life, friendships, marriage, and my relationship with my children will have a greater chance of success and less negative confrontation.
Elder and Paul (2011) posit, “There are predictable stages through which every person who develops as a critical thinker passes” (p. 1). I agree with this assertion. If we assume that the premise learning is a process holds true, then that process offers great insights of Elder and Paul’s argument. The later premise for learning as a process shows that a thinker must moves from regions of familiarity to unfamiliar one. Critical thinking requires that the person understand the basic concept of a theory if s/he is to think critically about that theory. The converse ideation where critical thinking precedes basic understanding is fallacious. This makes critical thinking process to be predictable.
Trigger warning: This may cause you to change your previously held beliefs! It 's a privilege to learn about racism instead of experiencing it your whole life. If you do not have to think about it, it’s a privilege. If you did not want to read this paper out of fear because of the trigger warning, many universities have started allowing students to do this with many of their assignments. Universities were created to help foster the freedom of the human mind, but many have started to focus attention to micro-aggressions and the use of trigger warnings, this is causing students to be unprepared for the post-college world because they view certain topics as taboo, hold on to their beliefs, and focus on punishment rather than education.
In today’s current school systems, the question of whether or not schools are correctly teaching students the right curriculum is coming up for debate. In the Article,"Teaching Critical Thinking by Marcia Clemmitt, she goes into extensive research of the U.S. Department of Education’s crisis of standardized testing. Most learning activities include standardized testing which lacks many students to express creative and critical thinking. Critical thinking is defined as the examination and evaluation of ideas, events and arguments in their contexts which introduces students to interrogate assumptions and identifying biases (Clemmitt)Pure critical thinking involves investigating a text more than just memorizing, but to apply theirself in other ways of techniques, meaning schools should stimulate more analytical methods of teaching. This would not only free students from a sheltered test culture,but will allow students to think in a deeper,more passionate way than before.
You are one of the 4 candidates for the position; and everyone regards a lot from you. So, you must be ready for the speech, and show the knowledge of how the school’s system works. You are walking to the stage and the only thing that came to your brain is What should I say.? This kind of situations required us to be critical thinkers. A critical thinker is a person that analyzes situations from different points of view before providing an opinion.We as students have mentors that help us to develop our critical thinking skills. Teaching critical thinking skills is significant because through them we can learn how to take vital decisions, and how to apply them in our professional
Critical thinking is something I use on a daily basis as a nurse. To think critically, you recognize an issue, collect data, gather information to support it, analyze that data, evaluate it, and decide what to do about it. According to Creasia & Friberg (2011), “nursing education is shifting from a purely problem-solving approach to one in which critical reflection mediates the relationship between knowledge and action” (p. 215). As a nurse, you learn all of the “skills” throughout the years, but you also need to learn how to assess a situation and possibly make a quick decision, which is critical thinking. Critical thinking ability has been signiﬁcantly correlated with nursing competence (Chang, Chang, Kuo, Yang, & Chou, 2011, p. 3228).
I use critical thinking every day in my life starting from the minute I wake up. I always check the weather on my phone to determine what am I going to wear to work. I also use the weather to determine if I can take my cats out for a walk after work. I check the traffic reports to figure out what time to leave to leave for work in the morning. I also use critical thinking at work. I start my day off at work reviewing everything that needs to get done for the day. I then determine what project is a priority and complete that project first. I also use it to determine what to do for dinner for my kids. If it’s a school night I have to determine if there is enough time to make dinner before school starts. If I am pressed for on time then I have
I do agree that sometimes we get too comfortable in our practice that we tend to do things without thinking. I have found myself in that situation a few times. That is the point when we have to stop, step back and think. There is nothing wrong with taking our time and be cautious, especially when we are talking about safety and quality of care. We have to keep in mind that every patient is different as well as each situation. Critical thinking is another important tool that we as nurses have in our hands. We are educated professionals, we are not going around doing things automatically, just because we have learned and repeated so many times. We have the capacity to think critically and make not only a decision, but the better decision based
Critical thinking is when you think about a situation with a purpose and focusing on he problem. It calls on your experience, it incorporates creativity, analysis, and priority, and sorting to deal with a problem. Clinical reasoning is a more narrow or specific form of critical thinking. It is used when specific problems comes up, like which patient needs to be seen first or which patient is going to need more care. And clinical judgement is the end result of the critical thinking. It is a final decision on how to proceed. The three reasons why critical thinking skills are essential for students and nurses are 1) solving problems; 2) helping with test-taking; and 3) self-improvement and managing stress.
Critical thinking is associated with various methods and the definition will vary. A business student will look at critical thinking differently from a psychology student. The definition has changed quite a bit over the years; it can be simple and direct, as looking at a situation and asking specific questions and coming up with a conclusion. Educator Diane Halpern’s definition, “Critical thinking is the use of those cognitive skills or strategies that increase the probability of a positive outcome.” Critical thinking is used to describe thinking that is purposeful, reasoned, and is goal directed - the kind of thinking involved in problem solving, formulating inferences, calculating likelihoods, and making decisions. Critical
I think you are right about critical thinking, when you apply critical thinking it change the outcome of things. When we employ critical thinking we learn to see things in a different perspective and it encourages us to think outside of the box. Being able to think critically tells media organizations that we are not mindless sheep who blindly conform to their will. Much like John Fiske’s theory of audience power, Bell Hooks was trying to inform her student to embrace the media organization but don’t be a sheep. In other words, come up with your own meaning from what you observe so that you can make the best judgment about the issues that are unique to own life (Ryle, 2015, p.424). I always tell my eight-year-old stepson to think for himself
One of the hardest concepts to teach, critical thinking, is something that elementary, high school, and college students are still challenged by. This could change with an increase in the implementation of video games in the education system. Critical thinking is valued in everything from standardized testing to job interviews. Critical thinking is valued for its ability to draw conclusions from a set of evaluations. The concepts of critical thinking do not appeal to many children who just want the answer to their problem, not a challenge or the steps needed to solve a problem. Educational video games are created with a goal in mind which is to make kids think. When I was in sixth grade, my private school started the implementation of IPads
Critical Thinking is present in educational capacities, but also in personal capacities and allows for knowledge to be acquired and evolved. Thus, it is extremely valuable because it allows for humans to be equipped with abilities and adapt to change. As Darwin believed, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change (“Ten Quotes to Inspire Business Leaders,” 2013).”
The article by Boarer- Pitchford (2014) discussed the importance of critical thinking in college education and encouraged educators to use authentic assessments that require students to demonstrate the understanding of course concepts and promote the development of critical thinking based on the results of their study that examined make up of test grades derived from traditional and authentic assessment and factors that influenced the educators use of assessment techniques. On the other hand, the article by Wiggins (2013) discussed ways to help students reach high standards by rethinking the notion of mastery. While all three articles have valuable information that can be used in developing assessments and rubrics, I decided to analyze
Higher education is the foundation for critical thinking. Critical thinking leads students into making important goals so that they can achieve them successfully. With higher education allowing students to be successful, it creates a great pattern on how students learn more effectively. Students are now learning how to use different types of trends as a support system that gives them a higher level with the way he or she thinks. Higher education has a special commitment with critical thinking, which helps create a better design and outlook of instruction. Instructors have recognized that critical manner leads to great teaching. “Faculty in a long range professional development program come to recognize explicitly that critical