In a era of information overload, students need to build strong critical thinking habits as an important life skill. But what is critical thinking?
Critical thinking is thinking on purpose. It’s clear, rational, logical, and independent thinking. It’s about practicing mindful communication and problem-solving with freedom from bias or egocentric tendency. You can apply critical thinking to any kind of subject, problem, or situation you choose. Lee Watanabe Crockett
Lee Watanabe Crockett from Global Digital Citizen Foundation has developed a cheat sheet to help students ask thought provoking questions whenever they discover and talk about new information. Critical thinking skills are developed when these questions lead to discussions, insights, and opinions to inform thinking that is not superficial, but rather is reasonable and reflective and focused on what to believe or do.
Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet
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