Critical Reasoning – Discussion – Week 2
Looking for Fair-Mindedness in Critical Thinking
Apply your critical thinking and reasoning skills by reflecting on how to become a fair-minded critical thinker.
Reflect how you will exhibit thinking skills as a fair-minded critical thinker. Post your thoughts on your strategy to become confident and expressive about your challenges and abilities as a fair-minded critical thinker. As you develop to be a fair-minded thinker, you become insightful in discussing your personal development as a critical thinker and capable to develop a Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely (SMART) plan for the enhancement of your critical thinking skills.
Recall a specific time when strong feelings interfered with your ability to think critically.
A) How might you prevent your strong feelings from interfering with your critical thinking during times when you would prefer to think critically?
B) What can you do to reduce any negative impact of such feelings? What are ethical decision-making models and how will you use them in your critical thinking?
Remember that critical thinking is not just your opinion; rather, it is a claim, assumption, or fact supported by credible evidence that helps to prove an argument.
Discussion question responses should be at least 200-300 words. Include at least 1-2 scholarly sources.
Format your discussion, including all in-text citations and references, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements .