Critical thinking involves calling into question the assumptions underlying our customary, habitual ways of thinking and acting and then being ready to think and act differently on the basis of the critical questioning.
Components of Critical Thinking
Consider rejecting standardized formats for problem solving.
Have an interest in a wide range of related and divergent
Take multiple perspectives on a problem.
Use trial-and-error methods in their experimentation.
Have a future orientation.
Have self-confidence and trust in their own judgment.
Critical Thinking Involves
Recognizing underlying assumptions.
Judging the rationality of these justifications by comparing
them to a range of varying interpretations and perspectives.
Providing positive as well as negative appraisal.