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title QEP
 
Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) 
Glossary of Terms
 

Clarity- Critical thinking includes our ability to identify information specifically and accurately. Critical thinkers are able to

  • describe accurately the beliefs and propositions encountered in presentations by others
  • identify precisely the contexts of presentations by others
  • define precisely the focus and purposes of their own presentations
  • select appropriate sources and information of their own presentations
  • express their own beliefs and propositions unambiguously

Discernment- Critical thinking includes our ability to analyze information with insight and judgment. Critical thinkers are able to

  • assess the reliability of information in presentations by others
  • determine the explicit or implicit assumptions in presentations by others
  • appraise the coherence and development of presentations by others
  • strengthen the coherence and development of their own presentations
  • ascertain appropriate resources and contexts to support their own propositions or beliefs

Integration- Critical thinking includes our ability to evaluate and synthesize information efficiently and effectively. Critical thinkers are able to

  • extrapolate from materials in one situation or resource to different contexts
  • articulate divergent and convergent points-of-view confronted in various presentations
  • incorporate materials from various resources and disciplines into their own arguments
  • evaluate their own point-of-view on a topic in the contexts of other points-of-view
  • develop an ethical awareness of and responsibility for their propositions and presentations