If it helps, try writing down the answers to the above four questions when faced with a problem, to help yourself remember your process as you go through it.
You can use the same strategy to try and coax someone else through a problem when they bring it to you.
In particular, good critical thinkers try their best to be neutral with respect to their own thoughts, spotting biases and prejudices and then correcting for them (we’ll look at biases in more depth later on).
What’s more, the latest research clearly shows that critical thinking comes with major benefits for all areas of reasoning.
This paper presents and explains a new method for applying and promoting critical thinking for online education.
The presented method can be applied in both online and regular classroom contexts, with being more practical and more appropriate for online education.
The method is straightforward to apply; and it guides students to practice and apply critical thinking to achieve quality learning and high level of understanding in the given learning task.
This model has been applied and tested in both regular classroom setting and online education reaching satisfying and high levels of achieving critical thinking and intellectual growth among the learners.
While it is often taught as part of a philosophy course (and has its roots in the work of Plato and Aristotle), critical thinking skills can be helpfully applied to any problem, subject area, question or concept.
It involves closely monitoring your own thoughts, paying heed to where they come from and how they follow from each other, and it requires a degree of open-mindedness.