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Stages Of Critical Thinking Hum/111 Week 5

Critical Thinking ReflectionHUM/115 Version 52Step 1: Selectone of the following questions:How can we reduce poverty in the United States?Will receiving a college degree improve your career opportunities? I chose this question.Has the United States peaked as a world power?Step 2: Choose two course concepts from the list below andexplainin 100+ words eachhow you would use them to answer the question selected. Please note that the focus of this paper is not to actually answer the question selected, but toconsider the critical thinking process you would use if you were going to answer the question.Course concepts to choose from:oDefine critical thinking.oDescribe ways to overcome barriers to critical thinking.oDistinguish between the content of thought and the process of thinking critically.oDetermine what information is needed when formulating opinions.oDescribe the different levels of critical thinkingoAnalyze the reliability of messages and the credibility of messengers.

Stages of Critical ThinkingHUM/111 Version 71Stages of Critical ThinkingPart 1: Stages of Critical ThinkingCompletethe matrix by identifying the four beginning stages of critical thinking as detailed in Critical Thinking.Stages of critical thinkingStage description1.Unreflective ThinkerEveryone begins as Unreflective Thinkers. At this stage, we do not realize there are any problems with our thinking and we assume our own beliefs to be true. Once we start to realize there are flaws within our thinking, then we begin to move to thenext stage.2.Challenged ThinkerAt this stage, we recognize the low level we have been thinking and realize we need to challenge our development. We know that our thinking is flawed and in order to improve it we must work on gaining knowledge and improving our thinking skills.3.Beginning ThinkerWe reach this stage when we accept the challenge of wanting to improve and develop our thinking. We begin to analyze, ask questions, check information for accuracy, identify prejudicial