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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 ThinkingHow to Move to the Next StageObstacles to Moving to the Next Stage EXAMPLE:

The Unreflective ThinkerExamine my thinking to identify problems that affect my thinking.Deceiving myself about the effectiveness of my thinking The Challenged ThinkerIntellectual Humility, to look at myself and see where my problems are.Take control of your thinking. The Beginning ThinkerI realize there are issues with thinking, have confidence and know what is needed.Look and understand your thinking, am I being arrogant or egotistic, do I realize there are problems with my thinking. The Practicing ThinkerKnowing what I need to do and working and watching on a specific plan to do just that.Know when I’m being arrogant or am having a selfish desire, do not let my mind interrupt the real reason of my thinking. The Advanced ThinkerYou’d have a good understanding and can see if you have a troubled area and then come up with a new or different way around it.Recognize your pattern know if there is a underlying thought or prejudice inside of you still. Master ThinkerMastering and understanding all the areas associated with all the levels of thinking.According to the text this is the highest you can go. But if you keep asking yourself the same questions and don’t lose insight, you will only grow stronger as a Master Thinker.

Write a 150- to 200-word explanation of your current stage of critical-thinking development and explain why you placed yourself at that stage. Format your paragraph consistent with Associate Level Writing Style Handbook guidelines.

My current stage out of the six would be the very first one still, I’d like to work the system

as a whole so that is where I place myself and where I...
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