Institute for Teaching and Learning

CAUSAL Core Competencies-Critical Thinking


      Critical thinking is characterized by purposeful judgment which results in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, explanation, or solutions based on evidence and information.  It can be described by the following set of learning outcomes.  A student is able to  …

  • Define a problem and determine the cause; identify, prioritize and select alternatives for a solution; and implement a solution;
  • Integrate information from different disciplines to solve problems;
  • Apply logical thinking (deduction, induction, facts, inferences, assumptions, opinions, and theories) to real-world problem-solving.

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