Craig Hassel, defines critical thinking as follows,
Critical thinking is a process of thinking about one's thinking, a conscious evaluation of one's thoughts. Critical thinking can be understood as a way of becoming aware of and taking control of one's own thinking processes in order to think more effectively and consciously directing one's thinking to make it more rational, clear, accurate, and consistent.
Critical thinking helps in asking relevant questions and it weigh evidence that offer to support arguments and also interpret issues, it help with complex problem and help people make wise decision. is especially important when he or she realize that many problems do not lend themselves to clear cut solutions.
The decisions we make every day in our work place, home and private lives are based on our thinking. Most people act on information that they already know to determine ones actions and it affect those around them. He or she can revise a certain policy or begin a formal approach to managing poor performance and sometimes questions like "who should do what work” are asked
Those that subscribe to a "rationalist" approach to decision-making (and who often teach others rational problem-solving methods), would lead us to believe that the best decisions are those ones made by weighing the information. Although this is sensible, people who have taken rational problem-solving seminars point out that it just isn't that simple. With respect to the people side of problems that it is often impossible to include those unknowns into one's problem,
There are usually so many unknowns, particularly in solving problem and rendering the process is virtually useless. For example, if one is designing a computer chip, one can usually evaluate one design against another, on factors such as cost, efficiency, etc. What is problematic is whether one design or another will be more "attractive" to potential purchasers.
The rational approach...