Stage of Critical Creative Thinking
Complete the matrix by identifying the six stages of critical thinking, describing how to move from each stage to the next, and listing obstacles you may face as you move to the next stage of critical thinking.
The Unreflective Thinker Examine my thinking to identify problems that affect my thinking. Deceiving myself about the effectiveness of my thinking
The Challenged Thinker I try to fix the problems in my thinking. I do not consult any source other than myself in how to change my way of thinking.
The Beginning Thinker I realize that I need to get regular practice in thinking. I sometimes forget to think critically at all times.
The Practicing Thinker The more I practice, the better I get. I do not practice enough.
The Advanced Thinker I get extremely comfortable with critical thinking because of all of the practice. I cannot familiarize myself enough with the concepts.
The Master Thinker Critically thinking about every situation is like second nature to me. I become too impatient to keep at it.
I would place myself in the category of Advanced Thinker. I say this because I tend to over analyze everything. I think about things way too much sometimes, and I like to think about things from different perspectives. I like to think of myself as the creative type, and in order to be creative I have to think outside of the box. In order to think outside of the box, I have to take everyday situations, and think about them in many different ways. I also have a grandchild, so this has made me become more aware of all of the potential dangers in world.