I found some interesting ideas from a video “Critical Thinking” that I connect with Critical Literacies.
Critical thinking skills are about:
All the competences above contribute to evaluate information and to evaluate our thought in a disciplined way. This help us:
- refine our thought processes;
- think and assess information more comprehensively;
- more able to identify and reject false ideas & ideologies.
The qualities of a critical thinker:
- can handle uncertainity;
- prefers to be aware of their area of ignorance;
- can wait for valid evidence;
- can wait for evidence based answers
Critical thinking moves forward:
- intelectual discipline;
- clear expressions of ideas;
- acceptance of personal responsibility for our thinking.
I consider that those qualities could improve our activities and professions if we could integrate them to our life.
I like the last phrase the video shows because it connect to our understanding of the impact of critical thinking in learning environments:
“When we teach and encourage critical thinking we empower individual think”