Updated: Mar 28
In this outstanding critical thinking workshop on human rights, we have concluded that it is a type of evaluation or judgment that necessitates the consideration of diverse perspectives and the use of reliable sources to develop an individual viewpoint on a particular issue.
The idea of critical thinking has a long history spanning over 2,500 years. The term "critical thinking" itself, however, originated in the latter half of the 20th century.
Critical thinking has five dimensions: -interpretation of the information: is it ironic, satirical…? -analysis of the information: understanding the relationships between different elements.
- evaluation of the information: is this argument relevant? -inference of the information: idea or conclusion that’s drawn from evidence and reasoning, -explanation of the information: formalizing and justifying one's own reasoning
Inference includes three types of reasoning: deduction, probability and induction.
It is essential to question everything, even if it comes from what we commonly consider a "reputable source." ©OpenClipart. Photo CC.
Why is critical thinking important? It enables you to detect false information, become a citizen journalist, topics we will discuss in future posts!
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