Basic Elements of Critical Thinking
A set of information and beliefs, generating and processing skills, and the habit of using those skills to guide behavior.
Ask questions and follow the evidence
Able to make judgements amid uncertainty
Strive to be well-informed on a wide range of topics
Confident in Reasoning
Trustful of own skills to make good judgements
Organized and thoughtful problem solving
Identify potential consequences of decisions
Tolerant of different views and sensitive to own biases
While there is no official standard list of the skills that make up critical thinking, here is the list of core characteristics that we like best!
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