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The Foundation for Critical Thinking Model
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UHCL QEP: Applied Critical Thinking (ACT) for Lifelong Learning and Adaptability
UHCL QEP Topic Concept Paper
Applied Critical Thinking for Lifelong Learning and Adaptability (draft 8-31-10)
Appendix A includes a definition of critical thinking that was developed and approved in 2003 by the UHCL Faculty Senate:
"The mastery of higher order thinking skills including quantitative and qualifying analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of information, argumentation, problem solving, and creativity."
See more definitions of critical thinking.
The concept paper also links to Peter A. Facione's essay "Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts" (© 1992, 2004, 2010, Measured Reasons and The California Academic Press, re-printed with permission by Insight Assessment).
Video by QualiaSoup
Critical Thinking by QualiaSoup: An overview of principles involved in critical thinking, including the evaluation of information and thought in a disciplined way, the importance of reason, avoiding false dichotomies, and the ability to tolerate ambiguity and to be guided by evidence.