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Critical Thinking and the Cognitive Learning Domain

What is Critical Thinking? What is the Cognitive Leaning Domain and how does it relate to Critical Thinking? How can Critical Thinking be promoted and encouraged? This article answers these questions and demonstrates how thinking can progress through the Cognitive Learning Domain, including the critical thinking levels by using a series of questions.

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The Cognitive Learning domain, which refers to "knowledge structure" (Atherton, 2005, p. 5), has six levels. Beginning with the lowest, the levels of progression are: ...

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This article addresses Critical Thinking and its relationship to the Cognitive Leaning Domain, also known as Blooms Taxonomy. It is shown how Critical Thinking occurs in the upper levels of the Cognitive Learning Domain, and how Critical Thinking is promoted though questions.