Reflection of workshop
Life is critical with lots of problems, where we need to do critical thinking to find the solutions. We have to change with time and we make changes in life for the best. During the sessions, we got an opportunity to browse through a list of biases which revolves around an individual throughout his/her life, I came to know about my bias too. I do have confirmation bias, which means the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions. Focusing effects which means the tendency to place too much importance on one aspect of an event. My aim to join this workshop is to exploring into new learning with new ideas . I am trying to apply and, now I am looking forward to become a critical thinker and watch my thoughts and analyse my thinking so that it goes in the right direction. Keep thinking critically. I have started thinking Critical in my thought while buying things and while making decision of life . I am positive about this workshop.
Some further information about Critical thinking from: http://philosophy.hku.hk/think/critical/ct.php
Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. It includes the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking. Someone with critical thinking skills is able to do the following :
- understand the logical connections between ideas
- identify, construct and evaluate arguments
- detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning
- solve problems systematically
- identify the relevance and importance of ideas
- reflect on the justification of one’s own beliefs and values
Why Critical Thinking?
Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or downright 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 thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.
Critical thinking. it’s too critical. What is it, how do we do it, why is it essential, and how can we get better at it?
The importance of critical thinking
Critical thinking is a domain-general thinking skill.
Critical thinking is very important in the new knowledge economy.
Critical thinking enhances language and presentation skills.
Critical thinking promotes creativity.
Critical thinking is crucial for self-reflection.
Good critical thinking is the foundation of science and democracy.