Critical Thinking Essentials: What Is Critical Thinking?


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Overview/Description
Critical thinking is something everyone does – to some degree or another – in their professional and personal lives. Almost all of your everyday activities require you to seek information, analyze alternatives, assess the alternatives, and reach some conclusion. And all of these processes are part of critical thinking. Thinking plays a powerful role in your life – it determines how you feel, what you do, and what you want. Improving the quality of your thinking, then, improves your life – helping you to achieve your goals, make better decisions, and take charge of what you do. This course defines critical thinking, describes the elements of critical thought, and outlines strategies for improving the quality of your thinking.

Target Audience
Individuals who want to develop or refine their critical thinking skills

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Critical Thinking Essentials: What Is Critical Thinking?

  • recognize statements that describe critical thinking
  • identify the benefits of being able to think critically in the workplace
  • match elements of critical thinking with examples of how they are applied to a problem or issue
  • recognize strategies that can help improve the quality of your thinking
  • Course Number:
    pd_14_a01_bs_enus