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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

OK... you decided to stay. And now you have a new boss. He must come into work before the sun comes up because in a month, you've never beat him to the office. Word has it, he's still at his desk when Jay Leno comes on. This morning he called you in his office and asked if you needed more work because you're leaving early. So... when did 7 PM become early?

I know the instinct is to pack your boxes and say "see ya later," but you need an interim solution so you can think critically instead of emotionally.

So you sit down in the guest chair, take a deep breath, and you say...

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RESPONSE:

Hi, Interesting scenario! Lets take a closer look at the meaning of critical thinking, and the process that you would need to engage in before coming to a decision of what to say to your boss:

Scenario: OK... you decided to stay. And now you have a new boss. He must come into work before the sun comes up because in a month, you've never beat him to the office. Word has it, he's still at his desk when Jay Leno comes on. This morning he called you in his office and asked if you needed more work because you're leaving early. So... when did 7 PM become early? I know the instinct is to pack your boxes and say "see ya later," but you need an interim solution so you can think critically instead of emotionally. So you sit down in the guest chair, take a deep breath, and you say...

Response:

Let's look at the definition of critical thinking and the general process that you would be involved in as you sit down, take a deep breath, and think before saying ...

Example 1: Definition

Generally, critical thinking is a term used to refer to those kinds of mental activity that are clear, precise, and purposeful. It is typically associated with solving complex real world problems, generating multiple (or creative) solutions to a problem, drawing inferences, synthesizing and integrating information, distinguishing between fact and opinion, or estimating potential outcomes, but it can also refer to ...

Solution Summary

Based on the scenario, this solution defines critical thinking and through application critically identifies two alternative solutions to the problem presented in the scenario.

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