Points of View
Critical Thinking and Ethics
Critical thinking is being able to access a situation and come up with an implement a solution to the problem. Ethics is considered to be proper community standards of behavior. There are six levels to critical thinking. The six levels are remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. The first level, remembering, is when you are able to recall the information you are learning. The second level, understanding allows you to explain what you what you are learning. You can relate what you have learned in your own experiences. The third level is applying. If you can successfully use the learned material for a desired outcome you have learned to apply. Level four is Analyzing which is using the information you have learned and breaking it into smaller sections. Level five is Evaluating the information. Evaluating includes the ability to make judgments based on criteria or to combine multiple parts to form a new idea or a new concept. The sixth and final level is Creating and means using all of the other concepts that you have learned you fully understand the full process and can invent or design something new from everything you have learned.
My Blind Spot lens is overconfidence in process or unrealistic role expectations. Since I believe that a consistent process results in a just and fair outcome for all, there are times that I tend to trust the process too much. I may forget that unequal access gives rise to unjust outcomes, even when the process itself is fair. At other times, I develop unrealistic role expectations, forgetting that individuals are fallible regardless of their role. (EthicsGame LLC. (2015).
My preferred tool from the Ethical Lens Inventory is Authority and Tradition. I think through a problem and analyze carefully and research various options. I pay particular attention to the experts on the subject and what others in my equivalent role have said or done. My...