|Communities Resolving Our Problems: the basic idea|
|[SUP: Sharing Problems]||[THINK: Guidance]||[LEAP: Solving Problems]|
Critical thinking is the mental process used to make a decision or address the problem of judging what to believe or what to do. Effective critical thinking requires the use of probing questions that lead to the collection and weighing of sufficient factual evidence from which a conclusion is reached. This phrase is synonymous with "reflective thinking" as defined by the "father" of modern critical thinking, John Dewey (Dewey, 1910; Fisher, 2001), and is as ancient as the history of reasoning and philosophy that can be found in any culture.
Numerous writings, research and resources support this effort.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 5 Evaluation Criteria
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