Here are strategies that will help you and your team grow critical thinking skills: Strategy 1: Be a continuous learner.
Learners have a natural sense of curiosity about the world and their profession. Basically, they educate themselves without being told to.
This can come from reading, talking to subject matter experts, listening to lectures online, or attending conferences.
The more workers know, the more evidence they have to consider when making a decision.
Twelve core 100-level courses will be enhanced with critical thinking lessons/activities that cover at least one of the five reasoning skills.
Understanding and application of critical thinking will be measured over these assignments using the AAC&U critical thinking VALUE rubric.
- decision making in precisely defined contexts where rules, operating conditions, core beliefs, values, policies, principles, procedures and terminology completely determine the outcome.
Deductive reasoning moves with exacting precision from the assumed truth of a set of beliefs to a conclusion which cannot be false if those beliefs are untrue.
Critical thinking can be described as disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.
While that seems to describe the ability of many accounting professionals, some leaders in organizations today have a strong feeling that this ability is fading.