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“Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.”
The Critical Thinking Community, http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/defining-critical-thinking/766, accessed 04/16/2012.
"A critical thinker is someone who uses particular criteria to evaluate reasoning, form positions, and make decisions." (from Becoming a critical thinker 5th ed., Sherry Diestler, 2009)
(from Critical thinking skills, Stella Cottrell, 2005)
"Components of critical thinking
(from Developing critical thinkers, Stephen D. Brookfield, 1987)
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