Critical Thinking in Action

Critical Thinking in Action

CriticalThinking in Action

Task

CriticalThinking in Action

Ihave heard the term &quotcritical thinking&quot so many times sinceI joined school, but I have not stop to think about its meaning orhow it should be applied in real life situation. Additionally, I havetried to contemplate about critical thinking and how it can bebeneficial to one`s life. In this paper, I wish to give my personaldefinition of the term &quotcritical thinking&quot and make thereader realize that an average person can ignore the aspect ofcritical thinking in life. Consequently, the paper will give a reviewof three journal articles that defines and elaborate more about theterm critical thinking. For example, according to the article“”CriticalThinking&quot—What Does that Mean?”by Morgan (1995)critical thinking is defined as the mode of thinking where a personthink about a content, subject, or a problem. However, based on thisdefinition I beg to differ because everyone thinks about something.Thinking is something that is natural thus it is our nature to think.

Onthe other hand, I believe that as much as we are thinking, ourthinking can be distorted, biased, uninformed, or partial at onepoint in life. Consequently, I tend to &quotthink&quot thatcritical thinking is the ability to have ‘quality thinking` orthoughts. Critical thinking is something that is systematicallycultivated and directed to a particular item. Secondly, Mezirow(2009)defines critical thinking as the ability to intellectually processand actively conceptualize, apply, analyze, and synthesize giveninformation. In my simple thinking, I will define critical thinkingas the capacity to develop a reasoned judgment that is logical andwell thought to.

Additionally,I can define critical thinking as a way that an individual does notdirectly agree all arguments and conclusions in a given concept. Thismeans that a critical thinker is exposed to a number of arguments,questions, and findings in a particular situation (Vacek,2009). For example, I like asking questions such as, &quotHow true isthat? Is the conclusion given reasonable and based on enoughevidence? Are there other alternatives that can be used to solve thischallenge?&quot This is sufficient proof that I am a criticalthinker.

Reference

Mezirow,J. (2009). How critical reflection triggers transformative learning.Fosteringcritical reflection in adulthood,1-20.

Morgan,W. R. (1995). &quot Critical Thinking&quot—What Does that Mean?Searching for a Definition of a Crucial Intellectual Process. Journalof College Science Teaching,336-340.

Vacek,J. E. (2009). Using a conceptual approach with a concept map ofpsychosis as an exemplar to promote critical thinking. Journalof nursing education,48(1),49.