Critical Thinking, Logic, and Effective Decision Making
Many scientific research studies show that Critical Thinking is the number one skill of high achievers. What is critical thinking?
“The intentional application of rational, higher order thinking skills, such as analysis, synthesis, problem recognition and problem-solving, inference, and evaluation” (Angelo, T. A. (1995). Beginning the dialogue: Thoughts on promoting critical thinking: Classroom assessment for critical thinking).
This class will teach your student how to think critically about anything they read, see, hear, problems they must solve, and even the thoughts that they think. Critical thinking is fueled by logic, so the basic principles of thinking logically will also be taught. Your student will learn the 6 levels of critical thinking and how to apply them to school and life. They will learn the common mistakes in logic that we can make if we are not informed. Thinking critically and logically effects decision making for the rest of their lives, so we will learn about the process of making smart decisions, and then practice how to make decisions. Included will be what information is important and how to screen out information that is not necessary to the process of effective decision making. Critical thinking is not just learned from taking classes in high school. Critical thinking is a process which will help your student for the rest of their lives!