cre reading 101

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cre reading 101
2013-05-01 18:05:46


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  1. How do Browne and
    Keeley define critical thinking?
    • Critical thinking
    • consists of an awareness of a set of interrelated critical questions,
    • plus the ability and willingness to ask and answer them at
    • appropriate times.
  2. Explain and
    distinguish between the alternative thinking styles known as "the
    • absorb information
    • about the world and are more capable of understanding its
    • complexities. It involves concentration and memory.
    • Disadvantage-provides no method for deciding which information and
    • opinions to believe and which to reject.
  3. Explain and
    distinguish between the alternative thinking styles known  "Panning for Gold."
    • they hope what they
    • are reading will give them new knowledge and they ask questions of
    • they are reading.
  4. When B&K talk
    about “the myth of the right answer,” what are they saying about
    the possibility of getting at the real truth of things?
    • According to them
    • that there is no right answer because the world is too complected and
    • people are debating about many issue.
  5. What is the
    difference between "weak-sense" and "strong-sense"
    critical thinking?
    • Weak-sense: the
    • use of critical thinking to defend your current belief.

    • Strong-sense: the
    • use of the same skills to evaluate all claims and beliefs, especially
    • your own.
  6. What are the ten
    right questions to ask, if you want to be an effective critical
    thinker? (You will be tested on these, from memory, at semester's
    • 1. What are the
    • issues and the conclusions?

    • 2. What are the
    • reasons?

    • 3. Which words or
    • phrase are ambiguous?

    • 4. What are the
    • values and descriptive assumptions?

    • 5. Are there any
    • fallacias in the reasoning?

    • 6. How good is the
    • evidence?

    • 7. Are there rival
    • causes?

    • 8. Are the statics
    • deceptive?

    • 9. What significant
    • information is omitted?

    • 10. What reasonable
    • conclusions are possible?