Tip of the Day: The Importance of Critical Thinking

Critical-Thinking-Skills-Dimurroa.files_.wordpress.com_Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to it, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced.

Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought.

Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and evaluating thinking with a view to improving it.

The Result: A well cultivated critical thinker: raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely.

Gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions testing them against relevant criteria and standards.

Think open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions implications and practical consequences; and communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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