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Teaching & Learning: Critical Thinking

What is Critical Thinking?

Critical Thinking is disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minding, and informed by evidence.

Active, persistent and careful consideration of a belief or supposed form of knowledge in light of the grounds that support it, and the further conclusions to which it tends.  John Dewey, 1909

The American Philosophical Association has defined critical thinking as "the process of purposeful, self-regulatory judgment. The process gives reasoned consideration to evidence, contexts, conceptualizations, methods, and criteria" (1990).

Critical Thinking

The Thinking Teacher's Guide to Critical Thinking


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