What Kind of Thinker Are You

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Stages of Critical Thinking

Crystal Smith

Hum/111

Julie Sander

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 | | | |Challenged thinker |Realize my thinking is starting to cause me|Realizing that my thinking is not as | | |problems and figure out how. |perfect as I had thought and becoming | | | |arrogant and having self doubt. | |Beginning thinker |Start taking control of my thinking, start |Becoming defensive about my thinking, or | | |finding flaws in my thinking, and fix them.|arrogant. | |Practicing thinker |Figure out where my thinking is failing, |Thinking that I am better at thinking or my| | |why it's failing, and how I can do better |skills to thinking is better than someone | | |in the areas I am weaker in, and where I am|else. | |...
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