Critical Thinking

Party Room 3 - Critical Thinking

Problem Solving
  • Teaching critical thinking and problem solving effectively in the classroom is vital for students. Learning critical thinking leads students to develop other skills, such as a higher level of concentration, deeper analytical abilities, and improved thought processing.

  • What is Critical Thinking? 

    Students must: 

    Reason Effectively

    *Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation

    Use Systems Thinking

    * Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems

    Make Judgments and Decisions

    *Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, and beliefs

    *Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view

    *Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments

    *Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis

    *Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes

    Solve Problems

    *Solve different kinds of unfamiliar problems in both conventional and innovative ways

    *Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions

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