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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Organizations

  1. Foundation for Critical Thinking
    • This 40-year-old organization has taken the concept of CT beyond its academic context has developed a wide variety of CT applications. Very thought provoking.
    • The foundation sponsors an annual Critical Thinking Academy and the annual international conference on Critical thinking
  2. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  3. The Process of Thinking Critically
    • Despite the diversity of our 11 examples, one can recognize a common pattern. Dewey     analyzed it as consisting of five phases:

      1. suggestions, in which the mind leaps forward to a possible solution;
      2. an intellectualization of the difficulty or perplexity into a problem to be solved, a question for which the answer must be sought;
      3. the use of one suggestion after another as a leading idea, or hypothesis, to initiate and guide observation and other operations in collection of factual material;
      4. the mental elaboration of the idea or supposition as an idea or supposition (reasoning, in the sense on which reasoning is a part, not the whole, of inference); and
      5. testing the hypothesis by overt or imaginative action. (Dewey 1933: 106–107; italics in original)
  4. Wikipedia
    • Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
      • From Wikipedia: "Critical Thinking is the analysis of available facts, evidence, observations, arguments, to form a judgement. The subject is complex; several different definitions exist, which generally include the rational, skeptical, and unbaised analysis or evaluation of factual evidence. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking. It presupposes assent to rigorous standards of excellence and mindful command of their use. It entails effective communication and problem-solving abilities as well as a commitment to overcome native egocentrism and sociocentrism. 

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