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2.1: A definition of ‘critical thinking’

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A definition of 'critical thinking'


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There is no single, universally valid definition for the term ‘critical thinking’. This is because its meaning varies with the contexts in which it is used.


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Critical thinking has developed into a field of study in its own right.


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Thinking takes many forms, including...


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Each form of thinking can often be identified with one or more styles of writing.


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At the core of critical thinking is the idea of ‘critique’, which can be defined as the systematic practice of doubt in order to arrive at the balanced evaluation of a claim, text, analysis, argument, decision or judgement.


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A definition of
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A broad, syncretic definition of critical thinking is: “systematic, self-reflective thinking aimed at producing an appropriate conclusion or judgement.


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A definition of
'critical thinking'


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2.1
A definition of
'critical thinking'

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