Critical Thinking and Decision Making Analytical Essay by ABCs

Critical Thinking and Decision Making
A example of the usage of the process critical thinking and decision making to evaluate the decision of re-entering graduate school.
# 111966 | 1,099 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2009 in Education (Higher) , Education (Adult Education) , Psychology (General)

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This paper shows the process of critical thinking and the use of decision making techniques in evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of returning to school to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology. The author explains how effective decisions can be made based on a framework. In the context of re-entering a graduate program to earn an advanced degree in Psychology, the paper also stresses the importance for introspection and self-evaluation of strengths to determine ones' unique attributes

Beginning with a Knowledge-Based Framework
The Skills Framework
The Values Framework

From the Paper:

"The essential aspects of this specific area of a critical thinking framework center on supporting the skills framework areas described in the preceding section and the Attitudes and Disposition Framework. The Values Framework also concentrates on the qualities of truth, sympathy, self-criticism, authenticity, sincerity and transparency and their contributory role to skills assessment. The need for values to create the necessary underlying support for all other critical thinking framework components including knowledge, skills, attitudes and disposition has been defined from the context of overlapping "lanes" or areas of coordinated information sharing."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ellen F Goldman (2008). The power of work experiences: Characteristics critical to developing expertise in strategic thinking. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 19(3), 217. Retrieved October 9, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1559829501).
  • Tava Olsen (2008). A Critical Look at Critical Thinking. OR-MS Today, 35(2), 10. Retrieved October 9, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1474409391).
  • Brian E Peach, Arup Mukherjee, Martin Hornyak. (2007). Assessing Critical Thinking: A College's Journey and Lessons Learned. Journal of Education for Business, 82(6), 313-320. Retrieved October 9, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1328653921).
  • Geoff Walsham (2005). Learning about being critical. Information Systems Journal, 15(2), 111-117. Retrieved October 10, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 878113121).

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