Theories Of Critical Engagement: Evaluation And Critical Thinking

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Evaluation and Critical Engagement
Based on my evaluation on both school of thoughts, I agree with perspective one side. I agree with perspective one, which is about the two systems of cognitive processes because it is relatable, and it makes clear sense. When a problem arises, people do not want to take the time to breakdown situation into pieces when they know a simpler solution is already made. Which leads to system 1 thinking where quick estimates, habits of thought and behavior and heuristics are held. Critical thinking would not be used to decide on which fast food joint to go to for dinner, it could be used but it only add to the problem because one can overthink and the next thing you know you are decided from ten restaurants compared
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From my understandings of perspective one we either think 95% critically or 95% on institution, the only time one needs to think critically is when a problem arises and relying on system 1 heuristic will not work. A problem can be more than an issue it can be creating a new idea or choosing between perspectives. Even though I agree with this perspective I cannot completely agree with the idea that no system is better than the other. In my opinion system 2 is better because consequences are considered, even though timing is a negative factor. Even though I side with perspective one, perspective two brings up an important idea about why critical thinking is so difficult and that is because it takes practice. This idea works along with perspective one idea that our reasoning skills may not be up to par, assumptions might be wrong or…show more content…
Based on research everyone has their own understanding of critical thinking but throughout this research paper it can be understand as the process of doing in-depth research about a certain topic that involves exploration and analyzation of collected information to form a conclusion or judgement. Perspective one viewed critical thinking as two cognitive processes with characteristic traits that are an exact opposite from one another which governs the way of how we think. One system reactive and the other reflective, in terms of critical thinking, we can either rely on impulse or we can take our time and think about the situation. This perspective answers the question of why critical thinking is so difficult by explaining how it is a time consuming process and how human sometimes do not take into account the long term consequences. We aim to get answers that are perceived to be sufficient enough to handle the problem at hand. When simpler explanations are available which also translates as rule of thumb heuristics, people do not seek more sophisticated explanations which takes away a person’s ability to think at a theoretical level. Perspective two, explains how the understanding and the defining of critical thinking is varied but most often misinterpret. Three concepts were used to show where people would go wrong in understanding critical thinking

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