Critical thinking is the analysis of available facts, evidence, observations, and arguments to form a judgment.Wikipedia
The earliest records of critical thinking are the teachings of Socrates recorded by Plato. These included a part in Plato’s early dialogues, where Socrates engages with one or more interlocutors on the issue of ethics such as the question of whether it was right for Socrates to escape from prison. The philosopher considered and reflected on this question and came to the conclusion that escape violates all the things that he holds higher than himself: the laws of Athens and the guiding voice that Socrates claims to hear.
I used it during my session with college students learning Information Technology and Computer Science. My rationale to use it was one uses critical thinking to improve one’s process of thinking.
In my vote of thanks, this was picked and after the talk, I reflected a bit and it connected well with Problem Solving, Initiative and communication. The atomic thing about critical thinking is to ask better questions
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10 practical tactic while using critical thinking
- More data-driven decision
- Keep the personal bais aside
- See diffrent points of view
- Dettach your idea from you
- It is a scientific method
- Start observing from a distance
- Collect as many evidences
- Build the case on facts not gut
- Think for longer hours
- Have enaging conversations