- Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation
Use Systems Thinking
- Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
Make Judgments and Decisions
- Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs
- Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view
- Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments
- Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
- Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
- Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways
- Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions
Additional information about these skills is listed below.
Destination ImagiNation, Inc. seeks to be the world's foremost non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting three critical life skills among learners at all levels: Creativity, Teamwork, and Problem-Solving. These three life skills and the process in which they are implemented form the core of the organization's value system.
This site gives an overview of critical thinking as it relates to Bloom's taxonomy, and lists numerous useful online resources on the subject.
The Georgia Critical Thinking Skills Program, or Georgia's Effective Teaching Strategies (GETS) Program was designed to promote thinking and learning in the classroom. The Program centers around instructional strategies teachers use in the classroom to teach content while promoting critical, creative, and independent thinking.
Lesson plans in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Education database relating to critical thinking.
This web site published by East Tennessee State University shows teachers how to design activities and assignments that require and teach critical thinking.
How to article on incorporating these skills into classroom teaching.
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) presented the latest research-based uses of advanced digital technologies for teaching, workforce training and lifelong learning on Wednesday, 14 June 2006. The demonstration of three sophisticated games that provide an environment to teach skills for problem-solving and managing systems were showcased as part of House "Innovation Week."
Thorough article that describes Robert Sternberg's groundbreaking Rainbow Project.
The Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique and the Foundation For Critical thinking, two sister educational non-profit organizations, work closely together to promote educational reform. We seek to promote essential change in education and society through the cultivation of fair-minded critical thinking.
Index of resources, books and online tutorials and courses related to critical thinking.
Finding Information on the Internet - free problem solving tutorial
In this book, each chapter introduces an enduring skill: information fluency, persuasion, communication, collaboration, and problem solving. Then, the authors present a digital solution that can be used to enhance traditional skill-based instructional practices. A collection of handouts and supporting materials tailored to each skill and tool type ends each chapter.