Critical thinking is the ability to appreciate the truth and then to reach decisions in light of the assessment of information and examination of available opinions and not to ignore the different views. Critical thinking includes a set of important thinking skills that can be learned and refined.
The most important of these skills are an extrapolation, reasoning, analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and decision making, and it also includes the ability of the critical thinker to learn how and when to ask, what questions he asks, how and when to explain, and how to explain.
One of the most important skills is also learning how to direct your feelings and thoughts Some people think that feelings are separate from ideas but the fact that your feelings are the result of your ideas.
One of the most important learning outcomes of critical thinking skills is that it makes you feel that you have the ability to control surrounding conditions and improve decision-making ability.
You also become capable of not being totally distracted by your feelings but making a balance between emotion and mind.
How to use a critical thinking strategy to solve problems:
Solve problems when:
By relying on logical and logical reasoning rather than on emotion.
Taking into account all different points of view.
Ability to explain to surrounding situations.
Accepting new opinions, conclusions, and interpretations.
Revaluation of information.
No bias for any person or system.
Consider all expected possibilities.
Avoid hasty judgment on things.
Like any skill, learning and mastering critical and logical thinking skills to solve problems require time, effort, perseverance and continuous exercise to be conscious when you think about a problem, what steps you should take and how to apply them.
Critical Thinking Steps for Problem Solving.
Select the problem.
The first step is to identify the problem and make sure it actually exists because most of the time you think about a problem you find that it does not have a real existence as you think, but if there is a real problem then you have to identify its negative and positive aspects exactly correctly.
Analyze the problem.
Once you have identified the problem you need to look at it from different angles and put together a set of solutions that are expected and then decide whether each of these solutions can really be implemented and solve the problem? Can you solve it alone or want to help someone else? So you can get to the solution and the right decision quickly.
Putting ideas where you can get out of the problem.
By brainstorming and putting any idea into your mind and putting them on a list, this will help you reach the right decision and solution.
Choose the most appropriate solutions to get out of the problem.
Go to the list of solutions and ideas that you have suggested before, and try to choose the solution that you find the best solution to the problem and be sure to be feasible through the options and possibilities available and possible for you.
Take appropriate action to start implementing this solution.
You should know that every problem has a solution. Do not look at the problems as insurmountable obstacles, but rather as opportunities for you to train your mind and yourself to learn how to solve and apply them properly.
Know that your success in solving the problem will increase your confidence and self-esteem.
Critical thinking helps us to meet challenges subtly. Also, helps us to increase our experience of life and broaden our perceptions.