Six Levels Of Critical Thinking, By Michael Scriven And Richard Paul

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There are countless definitions on the matter of critical thinking. Each definition differs in its own way, but all definitions retain the basic principles for what encompasses critical thinking. As stated by Michael Scriven & Richard Paul, presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Education Reform, Summer 1987, critical thinking is defined as “the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.” I see critical thinking as a person’s ability to apply reason or logic to ideas generated from the many obstacles in life. According to Scriven and Paul, there are two components that make up critical thinking. …show more content…
According to psychologist Benjamin Bloom, there are six levels of critical thinking. Those levels include remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. The strategies for following these six levels are divided into three categories. Check your attitudes, check your logic, and check your evidence. Under the “check your attitudes” category, one must seek out multiple different points

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