HUM 111

Topics: Thought, Problem solving, Critical thinking Pages: 4 (1031 words) Published: January 26, 2014
Associate Level Material

Stages of Critical Thinking

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
The Unreflective Thinker

Understand how important thinking is my life and how to balance my life with how I think. Seek and gain knowledge by thinking beyond only what I want to believe. The Challenged Thinker
Accepting the need for a change in thinking style. Knowing what is holding me back from moving on and dealing with it. Thinking that I already know what is best. Failing to accept challenges due to deceiving myself. The Beginning Thinker

Understanding and acting on solutions to problems that I recognize as barriers to improvement. Align my quality of life with my quality of thinking, Dismissing challenges presented to me and making excuses to do so. Not having the understanding how the value of thinking will affect the quality of my life. The Practicing Thinker

Having the ability to notice the things that are holding me back such as selfless desires and how they affect my life. Implementing a plan for improved thinking and applying it to my life. Not understanding how to improve the quality of my thinking on a daily basis. Not being able to identify where what is not working well for me in this stage of thinking. The Advanced Thinker

Having the ability to expand my views beyond prejudice and ignorance. Not building better habits around higher values in thinking. The Master Thinker
Identifying failures and working to improve on them. Having an interest in other ideas and being able to speak about them in a critical and thoughtful way. Not developing a plan for continuous improvement on my thinking skills. Not understanding the points of view of...
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