Founder Of Critical Thinking
It’s fair to say that Einstein was using critical thinking skills during the 10 years that it took him to create his Theory of General Relativity. Other physicists assumed that the differences in the ways that bodies fall were too small to be of significance, but Einstein—a 28-year-old clerk at a patent office—could see that these details deserved further investigation.
Critical thinking is the analysis of available facts, evidence, observations, and arguments to form a judgement. The subject is complex; several different definitions exist, which generally include the rational, skeptical, and unbiased analysis or evaluation of factual evidence. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking. It presupposes assent to rigorous standards of excellence and mindful command of their use. It entails effective communication and problem-solving abilities as well as a commitment to overcome native egocentrism and sociocentrism.
information. Chaffee (2006) conceived of critical thinking as a purposeful, organized cognitive process which is used to understand the world and make informed decisions and Doughty (2006) argued that critical thinking meant thinking open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing
47 min Dave Carillo — Co-Founder of The Critical Thinking Initiative Bounded Context Technology How do we define critical thinking? Apply it? Learn it? Can we teach students and adults how to think more critically? In Episode 27, Dave Carillo joins Ryan Shriver to answer these questions and so much more.