I’ve been thinking about this for awhile now and honestly, I still have no idea of what I would like to research pertaining to the book Authoring Your Life. At this point, the only idea I’ve come close to developing is the idea of interpretting your internal voice in negative situations or challenges that life hurls freely and what are the best ways of listening and advocating in these situations. It needs work.
Look at it. What is it? It’s a clock. Break it apart. Peer inside. Examine it. Analyze every gear and sprog. Which gears do what? How do they do it? How do they make it tick?
This is critical thinking. It is recognition, analysis, questioning, agreeing, disagreeing, connecting, and finally coming to a critical conclusion. Students had a unanimous surface conclusion of what critical thinking meant to them, but no one pushed further. The clock was not opened, thus leaving more to be desired. They offered simple statements that no one else dared to touch. Fear and laziness is not critical thinking. Being able to think critically is “having the courage to push back and ask” why (Bill). It’s being able to “take your previous knowledge and connect it to current situations” (Ashley). It’s life.