Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated. Elements of Critical Thinking [WLOs: 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 2, 3, 4]Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, in preparation for discussing the importance of critical thinking skills, Read the articles Common Misconceptions of Critical Thinking Combating Fake News in the Digital Age 6 Critical Thinking Skills You Need to Master Now (Links to an external site.) Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth world: Its Time for Schools to Upgrade and Reinvest in Media Literacy Lessons Critical Thinking and the Challenges of Internet (Links to an external site.) Watch the videos Fake News: Part 1 (Links to an external site.) Critical Thinking (Links to an external site.) Review the resources Critical Thinking Skills (Links to an external site.) Valuable Intellectual Traits (Links to an external site.) Critical Thinking Web (Links to an external site.) Reflect: Reflect on the characteristics of a critical thinker. Critical thinking gets you involved in a dialogue with the ideas you read from others in this class. To be a critical thinker, you need to be able to summarize, analyze, hypothesize, and evaluate new information that you encounter. Write: For this discussion, you will address the following prompts. Keep in mind that the article or video youve chosen should not be about critical thinking, but should be about someone making a statement, claim, or argument related to your Final Paper topic. One source should demonstrate good critical thinking skills and the other source should demonstrate the lack or absence of critical thinking skills. Personal examples should not be used. Explain at least five elements of critical thinking that you found in the reading material. Search the Internet, media, or the Ashford University Library, and find an example in which good critical thinking skills are being demonstrated by the author or speaker. Summarize the content and explain why you think it demonstrates good critical thinking skills. Search the Internet, media, or the Ashford University Library, and find an example in which the author or speaker lacks good critical thinking skills. Summarize the content and explain why you think it demonstrates the absence of good, critical thinking skills. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an external site.)) and references (see Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)). Respond to Peers: Review your classmates posts, and respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7. When responding to your classmates, please provide feedback on their examples of good and poor critical thinking skills. Discuss additional ways one can think more critically. Each participation post should be a minimum of 75 words. Search entries or author Filter replies by unreadUnread Collapse replies Expand replies Subscribed ReplyReply to Week 4 Discussion ForumCOLLAPSE SUBDISCUSSIONQuaneshia GreenQuaneshia Green11:36amAug 25 at 11:36amManage Discussion EntryHello classmates and instructor, being able to identify the problem and understanding the people involved and the picture or situation as a whole before trying to solve the problem. The next element of critical thinking is research. Being able to hear both arguments and being able to gather factual information that can be helpful in determining a way of thinking during a problem. Another element is being able to recognize both arguments of a situation and not being biased to either side and make the best judgment call. Next, if you can be able to conclude things based on evidence or information that you have gathered. With this being a skill, you can complete, it means you are a strong critical thinker. The last element of critical thinking is being able to ask open ended questions as it may be necessary. Also, being curious when you are not fully aware but you will ask questions out of curiosity as it may be helpful instead of using it to judge.An example I found on the internet in which good critical thinking skills are being demonstrated by author John Dewey is the weather example. Its about a man walking and noticing a change in the weather, then has a thought that maybe it is going to rain. He then looks up at the sky and sees a dark cloud hovering over the sun. He then realizes he was right and walks a little faster to beat the rain home. Dewey (1910, 1933). I think he was demonstrating good critical thinking skills because he was able to identify and draw a conclusion. An example I was about to locate where critical thinking skills are lacking was in an article about college faculty and how they lack the concept of thinking critically. The article is broken down in parts and talks about how the college faculty is not really educating students on certain thinking skills as they are beneficial. The lack of critical thinking is demonstrated by not making it a priority and important although these skills are necessary in life. References:This article was written by Richard Paul, Fall 2004, website www.criticalthinking.org (Links to an external site.)}Bailin, S., Case, R., Coombs, J. R.,
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