Develop Critical Thinking Essay

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Associate Level Material

Stages of Critical Thinking

Stages of Critical Thinking

Complete the matrix by identifying the six stages of critical thinking, describing how to move from each stage to the next, and listing obstacles you may face as you move to the next stage of critical thinking.

Stages of critical thinking
How to move to the next stage
Obstacles to moving to the next stage
EXAMPLE:

The Unreflective Thinker
Examine my thinking to identify problems that affect my thinking.
Deceiving myself about the effectiveness of my thinking
The Challenged Thinker
To be aware of the role of critical thinking in life and the problems associated with thinking.
Egocentric defensiveness intellectual arrogance, rationalization, and self-deception may lead the thinker to avoid facing the challenge at this stage.
The Beginner Thinker
Take action and control over the problem affecting critical thinking.
Not facing the challenges due to arrogance.
The Practicing Thinker
Able to develop awareness of need for a realistic plan for systematic practice.
Self-deception.
The Advance Thinker
Having the ability to recognize ignorance and prejudice in thinking will advance with practice.
Deceiving myself into thinking and advance with practice.
The Master Thinker
Able to incorporate critical thinking into everyday life and the good habits of thinking are becoming second nature.
Self-deception but in more limited form.

Write a 150- to 200-word explanation of your current stage of critical-thinking development and explain why you placed yourself at that stage. Format your paragraph consistent with Associate Level Writing Style Handbook guidelines.

Strategies to Develop Critical Thinking

Now that you identified your current stage as a critical thinker, it is necessary to adopt strategies to develop your thinking. Of the nine strategies you read about this week, choose three that you can begin to practice. Identify the strategies and describe how you can implement each strategy in your daily life.

EXAMPLE
Strategy: Deal with my emotions.
Implementation Plan:
When I am faced with a decision, I will examine the positive and negative emotions associated with my decision. This will help me limit the influence of my emotions on my decisions.

Strategy 1:
Use “wasted” time.
Implementation Plan:

When I am faced with this decision, I will use my time wisely and take control…