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Chapter 3 Critical Thinking refined Flashcards Quizlet
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So what are the various types of thinking skills, and what kind things are we doing when we apply them? In the 6955s, Benjamin Bloom developed a classification of thinking skills that is still helpful today it is known as Bloom’s taxonomy. He lists six types of thinking skills, ranked in order of complexity: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Figure 8. 7 Types of Thinking Skills outlines each skill and what is involved in that type of thinking, as updated by Lorin Anderson and David Krothwohl.
Chapter 7 A 3 Critical Thinking and Questioning Patterns
All of these thinking skills are important for college work (and life in the “real world, ” too). You’ve likely had a great deal of experience with the lower-level thinking skills (yellow section). The midlevel skills are skills you will get a lot of practice with in college, and you may be well on your way to mastering them already. The higher-level thinking skills (red section) are the most demanding, and you will need to invest focused effort to develop them. Think about Figure 8. 7 Types of Thinking Skills.
Are you using all six thinking skills? Reflect on your schoolwork in the past three weeks and identify specific examples where you used each of the thinking skills. Use the comment column to write notes about the skills that are second nature to you and those you would like to develop further. Look at the lists of things you actually did in each case. Notice that there are certain verbs that apply to each skill set. When you see those verbs as a prompt in an assignment or an exam, you will know what kind of thinking the instructor expects from you.
Table 8. 6 Thinking Verbs lists some of the most common verbs associated with each thinking skill.