Six Stages of Critical Thinking


University of Phoenix Material Marquitta Clark

Stages of Critical 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.

|Stages of Critical Thinking |How to Move to the Next Stage |Obstacles to Moving to the Next Stage | |EXAMPLE: |Examine my thinking to identify problems |Deceiving myself about the effectiveness of| | |that affect my thinking. |my thinking | |The Unreflective Thinker | | | |The Challenged Thinker |I try fixing the problems in my thinking |I will only consult myself in changing my | | | |way of thinking | |The Beginning Thinker |I need to practice regularly in my thinking|Sometimes I do not remember to think | | | |critically all the time | |The Practicing Thinker |The more practice I have with thinking, the|I do not practice enough like I should | | |better I will be | | |The Advanced Thinker |I become more comfortable with thinking |I am not able to familiarize myself enough | | |because of how much I have practiced |with the concepts | |The Master Thinker |Thinking about every situation is normal...
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