Recently in Comp 250 my classmates and I failed to define the meaning of critical thinking by not critically thinking as to what it meant. When prompted to define the word we as students shouted out statements that defined the meaning. Not feeding off of each other, we would say statements and then proceed to sit in silence until the next person said another dead end statement.
As Andy stated in her essay we had a lack of language and not engaging in conversation. We were in our “laboratory of research,” as Bill stated and we were not making use of it, we were not picking at each other’s brains or pushing to know the deeper meaning of each others thoughts.
Critically thinking is about picking minds, feeding off of one another, finding the deeper meaning and reasoning for everything and anything and as a class we failed. Simply failed.