University of Phoenix Material
Stages of Critical Thinking
Complete the matrix by identifying the six stages of critical thinking, describing how to move from each stage to the next, and listing obstacles you may face as you move to the next stage of critical thinking.
Stages of Critical Thinking | How to Move to the Next Stage | Obstacles to Moving to the Next Stage |
EXAMPLE:The Unreflective Thinker | Examine my thinking to identify problems that affect my thinking. | Deceiving myself about the effectiveness of my thinking |
Challenged Thinker | This is when you have become aware of the role that thinking has on your everyday life. | Try to solve problems that may occur in your thought pattern. |
The Beginning Thinker | This is when you take the challenge to begin to take serious command of your thinking. | Develops a sound behavioral thinking pattern. |
The Practicing Thinker | Having a sense of what your thinking about more than often Practicing Thinkers attack problems head on. | As a thinker you begin to develop awareness of the need for systematic thinker. |
The Advanced Thinker | Developing good thinking habits, but not at a high level. | Developing depth in your thought process and be more consistant. |
The Accomplished Thinker | At this stage a thinker has taken control of the way they think, taking full control thinking at high levels. | Stay focus and develop good thought patterns. |
Write a 150- to 200-word explanation of your current stage of critical-thinking development and explain why you placed yourself at that stage. I am a Practicing Thinker because it is important that I have a sense of direction when I think. Understanding at times that I am challenged by thing that I just do not understand and try to analyze a problem by getting a full understanding of what it is that I do not understand. There is probably nothing worse than not being able to fully think out a problem with out understanding it .At this point I...