Do you think? Are you relying on “others” to tell you what to think? Why is critical thinking valuable to you? Let’s think about this…
Critical thinking; there is NO App for that.
My late father was my mentor, wise sage, critical thinker, voice of reason. Even if I didn’t agree, he would pose the problem or situation to get me to think it through and come to an educated and informed decision. I grew up when critical thinking was taught in school. We weren’t allowed to use scientific calculators; we had to write out how we solved the math problem. We had to be actively creative and compose our own compositions, essays and stories. There was no Internet. We had to be resourceful and creative, relying on our own abilities. In fact, all throughout my education, critical thinking was taught. My professors through my undergraduate studies instilled critical thinking. Don’t jump to conclusions, question the research, get the facts, do the research, investigate, question the information; (who, what, where, when, why and how), form a hypothesis, test and evaluate our hypothesis.
There is much conflicting research, news and information spewed at us everyday. How do we filter out what is fact or fiction? Why is critical thinking valuable tool? Critical thinking is like exercise for the brain. Critical thinking is the ability to think on our own two feet at a moment’s notice. It is very important for us to take care of our brain and ourselves.