Week 9: Communicating Your Ideas
Learning to set goals and sticking to them are one of the most important things I have learned this term. It gives a good start towards critical thinking because you have ideas on which way you want to go. Critical thinking can mean many different things for every person. Critical thinking applied more often than people think. It is on a daily bases. Besides food, water and other daily needs; Critical thinking is just as important. I know I’m stuck in my own ways for many things especially when it comes to thinking. I have learned it is more than okay to open my mind as further to understand more and to open up to more ideas. Being suborn is my biggest problem when it comes to critical thinking. I’m slowly getting past that learning to open up to new things. Critical thinking skills give students a chance to grow in their studies and as a person. What is critical thinking? By definition of dictionary: Disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence. In my definition it is taking your time to think outside of the way you would normally think. Take the time to be creative and careful of thoughts. The stages of critical thinking is something I never realized there was so many. There’s more than one that applies to myself. I see myself as a beginner thinker because I have the fears of bigger and better challenges that are to come. I reflex back to areas now that I know what needs work and improvements. There are many that I need to work on is what this class has taught me. I know if I apply myself to using my critical skills I can do better and have more confidences. I had problems all of life dealing with my thinking skills so I became stuck in and a safe stubborn zone which of course leads to arguing over who was right or wrong. I was afraid people would think less of me because of the way of I would think. Learning how to apply critical thinking to my everyday life has changed how I look at...
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