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critical thinking

noun
1.
disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence:
The questions are intended to develop your critical thinking.
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Examples from the web for critical thinking
  • critical thinking, knowledge of valid research, and openness to new ideas are what allows an individual to form a valid opinion.
  • The study of history is nothing but critical thinking.
  • That, to me, is the difference between cynicism and critical thinking.
  • Both offer then-emergent best practices as a basis for much of today's critical thinking.
  • IQ tests measure only part of our cognitive qualities, he argues, and critical thinking is not included.
  • They were really learning by critical thinking and problem solving.
  • But, critical thinking and the application of the principles of science have been around much longer.
  • The development of critical thinking can be a strenuous undertaking and requires all kinds of effort.
  • Let's foster some critical thinking even in those with short attention spans.
  • Get your head out of a fictional book and apply critical thinking, please.
Contemporary definitions for critical thinking
noun

the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion

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