Week 1 - Levels of Critical Thinking Worksheet

Be sure to complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of this worksheet.

Part 1: Levels of Critical Thinking

1. Complete the matrix below by describing a Beginning Critical Thinker, Average Critical Thinker, and Advanced Critical Thinker, as detailed on pp. 13-15 in Ch. 1 of Critical Thinking in Everyday Life.

2. Using your own words and complete sentences, provide descriptions of 2 or more sentences for each level description.

Levels of Critical Thinking Level Description
1. Beginning Critical Thinker The beginning critical thinker donít think before they react, they just do what they want and they are set in their own beliefs.

The beginning thinker do not explores the foundation of their thinking and discover how they have come to think and believe as they do.
2. Average Critical Thinker The average thinker likely let others do a lot of their thinking for them. However, they do show signs of critical thought.

The average thinker try to find people who are more knowledgeable than them to learn from.
3. Advanced Critical Thinker
ďAn advanced critical thinker requires the learner to use knowledge in some meaningful way and to link learning to prior knowledge, to make comparisons and contrastsĒ.

An advanced critical thinker questioned nearly everything that is presented no matter what is the source.

Advance Thinking

[NOTE: Be sure to provide a citation for any ideas used from our textbook or another source, and put quotation marks around words that do not belong to you.]

Part 2: Determine Your Level

Determine your level of critical thinking and write, in at least 50 words (total for both):

(1) An explanation of your current level of critical thinking, and

I considered that I am a critical thinker and working in a team atmosphere I believe critical thinking enables our teams to develop the positive insights and ideas that become the constructive basis for action. It not only will let our team be happier and more motivated but using the concepts I can determine which action to be taken towards the situation or situations.

(2) Discuss why you placed yourself at that level.

I placed myself as a critical thinker because there a critical thinker sees everything as part of an all-encompassing canvas that needs to be understood in its entirety before all the answers can be revealed. It is these insights that allow them to make effective decisions that further help them overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles confronting their reality and I have been placed in situations where I had to think and react critically.
I remember just last week my manager applauded me for making a swift decision dealing with a patience who was passing out while I was doing her vitals. The end results with my swift action he is in the hospital and I was told his heart stopped but he is doing a lot better.