Business and Management
Submitted By berber1985
Critical thinking is the disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances. The general goal of thinking is to figure out some situation, solve some problem, answer some questions, or resolve some issue (Paul & Elder, 2009). There are many definitions of critical thinking. Some people tend to use the method that benefits them the most. They also use critical thinking in all aspects of life whether it is personal or work related. When dealing with personal issues people tend to use the method that will benefit them. When dealing with work related issues people think of different ways to solve the issue or problem that will benefit all involved. Critical thinking is important when trying to come up with new ideas and different points of view. According to Paul & Elder, everyone thinks. It is our nature to do so. However, much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uniformed or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of life. Excellence in though, however, must be systemically cultivated (2009).
Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and evaluating thinking with a view to improving it. Critical thinking is, self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-correcting thinking. It requires rigorous standard of excellence and mindful command of their use. It entails effective communication and problem solving abilities and a commitment to overcoming our native egocentrism and sociocentrism (Paul & Elder, 2009).
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