Investigating Fair-Mindedness and the Intellectual Standards in Critical Thinking
Paul and Elder (2013) argue that critical thinking includes fair-mindedness, intellectual standards, the elements of reason, and Socratic questioning. They also present an interactive model of the Standards of Thinking and Elements of reasoning at this link which should be very useful to the discussions: http://www.criticalthinking.org/ctmodel/logic-model1.htm (Links to an external site.)
Choose from one of the two options below to answer as part of your initial post for this discussion. Be sure to first include with your response the question you are addressing and then your response, as you address both questions within your initial post.
- What attributes are associated with being a fair-minded thinker? How do the intellectual traits assist in this process? (Paul & Elder, 2013)? You may refer to the link to address the traits with your response: https://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/valuable-intellectual-traits/528 (Links to an external site.)
- Paul and Elder (2013) argued that the intellectual standards provide structure for critical thinking. Which of these standards is most difficult for you? Why?