Essay on Stages of Critical Thinking

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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
Examine my thinking to identify problems that affect my thinking.
Deceiving myself about the effectiveness of my thinking
The Challenged Thinker
Start taking active steps to take control of my thinking, commit to developing my abilities, be willing to discover my own prejudices and misconceptions
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Of the nine strategies you read about this week, choose three that you can begin to practice. Identify the strategies and describe how you can implement each strategy in your daily life.

Strategy: Deal with my emotions.
Implementation Plan:
When I am faced with a decision, I will examine the positive and negative emotions associated with my decision. This will help me limit the influence of my emotions on my decisions.

Strategy 1: Use “Wasted” Time

Implementation Plan:
When I am sitting in traffic on my way home from work I will take this time to think back on my day and when I did great with my thinking and of times where I could have improved my thinking.

Strategy 2: A Problem A Day

Implementation Plan:
I really like this one. I will decide on a problem for the day on my way into work. In my slow moments and free time I will analyze the problem at hand and develop a strategy on how to solve this problem.

Strategy 3: Deal with my Egocentrism

Implementation Plan: Now that I have a better understanding of what egocentric thinking is I can learn how to handle it. I will start to point out to myself when I am thinking this ways to replace this thinking with better ways.

Write a 150- to 200-word summary of your thinking. Describe critical thinking and reflect on your current stage of critical thinking and your

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