Benefits Of Critical Thinking

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1. Clarification What do you mean by ....... ? Could you put that another way? Can you give me an example? 2. Probing assumptions What are you assuming? How did you choose those assumptions? What could we assume instead? 3. Probing reasons and evidence How do you know? Why do you think that is true? What would change your mind? 4. Viewpoint and perspectives What are you implying by that? What effect would that have? What is an alternative? 5. Probing implications and consequences How can we find out? Why is this issue important? What generalisations can you make? 6. Questions about questions What does that mean? What was the point of this question? Why do you think I asked this question? The survey, conducted by the American Management Association and called the AMA Critical Skills Survey 2010, involved 2,115 managers and executives around the world. It found that critical thinking was regarded as the most important skill employees could contribute in helping their companies to grow. It ranked higher than innovation or mastery of information technology. Globalisation, the increased flow and complexity of information and constant changes in the business environment all demand that employees have excellent critical-thinking skills so they are able to adapt to new roles, understand issues quickly and solve problems gracefully, the firm said. The Importance of Critical Thinking Written on January 3, 2009 by Sandy in Great Self-Care Critical thinking is an incredibly important skill. We use this skill (or ought to) in every aspect of our lives every single day. Although it’s an important part of academic and business success, it’s not often taught at school unless it’s
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