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Critical Thinking in Action

A Personal and Professional Exploration

We all approach the world with a set of beliefs and expectations that shape how we interact with it. These assumptions can be incredibly useful, allowing us to navigate familiar situations efficiently and effectively. However, unexamined assumptions can also limit our growth and lead to misunderstandings. 

This webpage serves as a journal and a collection of assignments from a course on cognition and critical thinking, taken through American College of Education. It includes a series of thought-provoking exercises that were designed to make assumptions explicit, evaluate their validity, and consider how they influence my life. By critically reflecting on my assumptions, I have developed a more nuanced understanding of myself, the world around me, and my place within the learning and development community.

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Identifying Assumptions

A graphic organizer that dissects assumptions around critical thinking and Bloom's taxonomy, shedding light on the foundational beliefs that inform ways of work within the educational system. By examining the evidence, corroboration, and triangulation of these assumptions, I gained insight into their validity and appropriateness within specific contexts.

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Truth and Challenges to Assumptions

A concept map illustrates the evolution of our assumptions, highlighting those that have withstood the test of time and those that have been challenged by newfound knowledge and experiences.

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Cooking Together

Assumptions Related to Personal Practices

An exploration of how identified assumptions apply to personal life and learning.

Assumptions Related to Professional Practices

A paper that reflects on assumptions related to learning and critical thinking and their impact on professional practice.

Shopping Online
Reflection

Reflection on New Assumptions

An infographic that captures the essence of newfound assumptions and the evidence that supports them, confronts the limitations of our knowledge, acknowledges the areas that require further exploration and the assumptions that defy validation. 

A Compiled Reference List

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