So what is Critical Thinking?
People ask me this often. I've been teaching and writing about critical & creative thinking all my professional life. For 35 years. What am I really saying when I say I foster, teach, develop critical and creative thinking skills? Here's a spontaneous list... I'm sure I'll come up w/ more once I've hit published. But here goes, in no particular order:
acquisition of facts
suspending one's ego
theory of mind
logos, mythos, pathos, ethos
unpacking & surfacing assumptions
unpacking & surfacing conclusions
unpacking & surfacing judgments
weighting data; data sets.....