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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.

 

Critical thinking doesn't end. The more knowledge you cultivate, the better you'll become at thinking about it. It's navel gazing in that you're constantly thinking about thinking, but the end result is a brain that automatically forms better arguments, focused ideas, and creative solutions to problems.



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Terry Doherty's insight:

"Navel gazing." I haven't heard that term in ages ... and don't do it near enough.

 

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, February 7, 2014 11:37 AM

Critical Thinking is the killer tool of content creators.  

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:18 AM

A very practical description with examples of ways to become better in your critical thinking. A good primer for sense making as part of the PKM framework.

Todd Bratcher's curator insight, February 18, 2014 6:46 PM

Critical thinking means to ask questions that need to be asked. it involves finding the significance in every piece of information you come across and formulating opinions and plans of action. You have to ask the tough questions and the best one to start with is "Why?" Critical thinking is about being curious and allowing your sense of curiosity to follow the "why".Often times following the why will lead to finding the truths and finding lies. Critical thinking is also about honing in ones BS detector. Take time to analyze information before accepting it's credibility.

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13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic]

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic] | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Do you know how to change your Facebook settings to stay out of strangers' Graph Search results? If not, check out this infographic to learn how.

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Terry Doherty's insight:

I'm sure our kids are among the majority of the users who "accept" Facebook's default privacy settings.

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malek's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:44 PM

Fact of Fiction

AnnC's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:56 PM

Protecting your privacy on Facebook - better safe than sorry.

Productive Tech Tips's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:23 PM

Please make sure you update your privacy settings, monthly if possible. 

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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.

 

Critical thinking doesn't end. The more knowledge you cultivate, the better you'll become at thinking about it. It's navel gazing in that you're constantly thinking about thinking, but the end result is a brain that automatically forms better arguments, focused ideas, and creative solutions to problems.



Via Gust MEES
more...
Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:18 AM

A very practical description with examples of ways to become better in your critical thinking. A good primer for sense making as part of the PKM framework.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, February 15, 2014 8:00 PM

"Navel gazing." I haven't heard that term in ages ... and don't do it near enough.

 

Todd Bratcher's curator insight, February 18, 2014 6:46 PM

Critical thinking means to ask questions that need to be asked. it involves finding the significance in every piece of information you come across and formulating opinions and plans of action. You have to ask the tough questions and the best one to start with is "Why?" Critical thinking is about being curious and allowing your sense of curiosity to follow the "why".Often times following the why will lead to finding the truths and finding lies. Critical thinking is also about honing in ones BS detector. Take time to analyze information before accepting it's credibility.