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Critical thinking skills should be measured over time in a way similar to how instructor pilots conduct periodic check rides for their students.
Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Critical thinking keeps supervisors and employees engaged in seeking ways to improve and innovate.
Throughout the 1990s, critical thinking seemed to be gaining some footing in K-12 schools in the U.
Novak (2002) suggests that formal education system should expand critical thinking through formal curricula.
This study also sought to identify learning opportunities to improve critical thinking in medical-surgical nurses.
The outcome of structured critical thinking is "to prevent erroneous and premature conclusions, inaccurate assumptions, and inaccurate cause determinations.
This part of the skill level of critical thinking is sometimes referred to as the 'explanation.
One might easily confuse critical thinking with creative thinking.
The research presented here grew out of faculty discussions about the relationship between course-related reading, critical thinking, and writing within the context of a land-grant university's honors college curriculum.
Since 2000, fewer than a dozen articles have focused specifically on critical thinking in Honors in Practice, the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, and the NCHC monographs.

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