Critical Strategies: Approaches To Critical Thinking

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Approaches to Critical Thinking Critical thinking is part of humanity’s every day life, and has been for millennia. We exercise critical thinking in a variety of ways, from adjusting our commuting route due to a traffic jam, to substituting an ingredient in a cooking recipe. Furthermore, the deliberate practice of critical thinking for the purpose of improving this skill, requires we become adept in different approaches one can employ when encountering controversial situations in which an absolute truth has yet to be established. Therefore, using the right approach, at the right time, may provide the necessary discussion to reach absolute truth through the effective use of critical thinking skills. Skepticism is a popular approach utilized in the world today. This approach, centers on meeting every element of a claim with apprehension and distrust until it can be proven to be an absolute truth. Critical thinking is the basic tenet of the skeptical approach. It is an approach that underpins all of its activities and findings, drawing on the scientific method (research, analysis and peer review) to provide the evidence for our points of view (Citation1). Another approach to critical thinking is the Sponge approach. The Sponge approach revolves around the thinker receiving information from various sources without they themselves providing inputs into the process. It is essentially an approach that facilitates passively committing information to memory, without a means
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