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D2 Discussion Prompt:

Answer the following TWO questions in 300 words or less. You may choose to divide the questions into two responses or fold the two questions into one essay response. Cite both our text and the Frontline piece OR the NYT piece about supplements in your discussion.

1. What is your understanding of opinion and fact.
-How are opinion and fact about supplements explored in the Frontline or NYT piece?
-Choose ONE of Ruggio's 6 Key Principles for Thinking and explore how the scientists look at the issues.

2. Our skill sets as health professionals.
-What is an issue that may come up in your current (or goal) health care profession area that could involve an issue of opinion/fact?
-How do your clients/patients/customers rely on your judgment?

You may include one reference page for the week to cover your discussion and your response posts. If you use an additional reference later in the week you can simply add an addendum. No need to rework your entire reference page.

D3 DISCUSSION BOARD THREE (DB 3)

Objective: The purpose of this discussion board is to reflect on the benefits and challenges of internet research as it applies to using the W.I.S.E. Approach to Critical Thinking.
Make sure you use APA style citations and references in your initial response. In your responses, continue to cite the references but you do not need to establish a new reference list.
MAKE SURE your reference list includes Ruggiero, the Ted talk, and the two websites.

  1. Read chapter 2 carefully
  2. Watch the TED talk by Markham Nolan: How to Separate Fact and Fiction Online.
    https://www.ted.com/talks/markham_nolan_how_to_separate_fact_and_fiction_online#t-149009
  3. Explore these two sites—one a legitimate corporate sponsored site, the second, videos from a copy-cat site (the actual site has been taken down) with a very similar look.
    CAUTION—the copy-cat videos have graphic material and is not suitable for children.
    http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/kellogg-s-frosted-flakes-cereal-product.html
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtiyxVeXyURJ3Aukx...

Discussion Prompt: In 500 words or less, write on BOTH of these two questions:

1. 1. What principles or lessons can you draw from Markham Nolan’s presentation, and how are they important in the critical thinking process? How could the Copy-cat site and the Corporate site for Kellogg’s confuse viewers?
Make sure you refer to the content from chapter three as part of your reflection. Specifically cite an element of the W.I.S.E Approach.

  1. What did you learn that you can apply to your own discipline of thinking? Have you had classmates/patients/clients share something from the internet where you questioned the source?

D5

Our author suggests that many of our personal assumptions are implied and often difficult to detect. We need to be able to make assumptions as we navigate through daily life. However, some assumptions we make are “unwarranted assumptions” which negatively impact our ability to be critical thinkers. Read chapter five and my personal story in our module in preparation for this discussion.

Discussion Prompt: In 350 words or less,

“Errors of perception are not blunders made while examining issues. They are faulty ways of seeing reality, preventing us from being open-minded even before we begin to apply our critical thinking” (Ruggerio, 2015, p.104).

Last Module I shared the story of my errors in looking at my daughter’s homework assignment. I was assuming my reality was complete, not realizing her world-view was much different. This Module I shared the story of mis-communication between a doctor and patient.

1. -Where do YOUR own errors of perception come from?

2. -How can they potentially impact your effectiveness as a critical thinker?

3. -What are some of the assumptions we make as healthcare professionals that could possibly have a negative impact?

Please support your answers; you MUST use Ruggerio, you are welcome to add other sources.
Use APA format for citations and reference page.
You may use first person in your discussion post.

D6 Discussion Board 6

Objective: Exploring how our critical thinking can be used to be a good communicator.

Ruggario suggests that we need to be aware of our own biases and ready to encounter others.

Discussion Prompt: In 500 words or less

Choose ONE of the following questions.
1. Describe a recent opportunity where you were called to be persuasive. Comment on if you were successful in getting a fair hearing and why.

2. Describe a situation in which a speaker's being fair minded and honest and fair minded persuaded you. Explain how the person demonstrated those qualities.

Please support your answer. Include an APA format reference list including Ruggario and any other sources you use.

D7

Objective: Exploring characteristics of good critical thinkers.


Watch this Khan video and reflect on our Ruggerio readings for this module.

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/behavio...

Discussion Prompt: In 250-300 words or less

Using Ruggerio and the video, reflect on what YOU believe are the THREE most important characteristics that a person should have to be considered (in your opinion) a “good critical thinker”.
Do you have one or more of these three? Is there one you would like to develop?

Use the thoughts from the Khan academy video and from our text to support your choices.

D8

Objective, final synthesis, incorporating the concepts of critical thinking into our daily lives.

We have been working for 8 weeks on these concepts of critical thinking and applying them to our careers as health professionals.
Have you found the concepts showing up in your decision making?

Discussion prompt 250-300 words.

Post an experience this past week that demonstrates you are using “good critical thinking skills”. It can be a work, school, or personal life experience.
Cite the Forbes article or the Chang video and our text to explore your thoughts.

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Running head: CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD CRITICAL THINKERS

Characteristics of Good Critical Thinkers
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CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD CRITICAL THINKERS

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Using Ruggerio and the video, reflect on what YOU believe are the THREE most
important characteristics that a person should have to be considered (in your opinion) a
“good critical thinker”. Do you have one or more of these three? Is there one you would
like to develop?
For a person to be a critical thinker, they need to base their thinking on facts. The first
characteristic is that the person needs to be inquisitive about the information that they are getting.
Curiosity should allow the person to ask for more information about what they are told
(Ruggerio, 2015). They should seek to get details and explanations that can help them understand
the concepts that they are learning in more detail. A person should also be a good listener. For
one to have the proper critical thinking, it is necessary that they first be good at listening to other
people and understanding the information that they are passing to them. Without excellent
listening skills, it is impossible for a person to excel in critical thinking.
Lastly, one needs to be very open-minded. That means that one should not start critical
thinking when they have any biases (Miller, 2014). A person must be open to thinking of an idea
in all ways to help guarantee that the information they have is valid. They should also be willing
to assess a situation from the perspective of the other person that is in an argument. I have two of
the characteristics as I am inquisitive, and I am also open-minded. However, I will need to
improve on my ability to listen and comprehend the information that I receive. By accomplishing
this, I will be able to have the best critical thinking skills that I can apply in my career as well as
my personal life.

CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD CRITICAL THINKERS

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References
Miller, B. (2014, October 10). Persuasion, attitude change, and the elaboration likelihood model.
Retrieved August 22, 2019, from https://www.khanacademy.org/testprep/mcat/behavior/theories-of-attitude-and-behavior-change/v/persuasion-attitudechange-and-the-elaboration-likelihood-model
Ruggerio, V.(2015), Becoming a Critical Thinker, 8th Ed., Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning


Running head: CRITICAL THINKING IN MY DAILY LIFE

Critical Thinking in Our Daily Lives
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CRITICAL THINKING IN MY DAILY LIFE

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We have been working for 8 weeks on these concepts of critical thinking and applying them
to our careers as health professionals. Have you found the concepts showing up in your
decision making? Post an experience this past week that demonstrates you are using “good
critical thinking skills”. It can be a work, school, or personal life experience.
I have learned a lot of tactics that I could use to help make decisions in my personal life.
The skills have been used recently, especially when thinking about the various political ideas that
I have held in the past. I have always been against the idea of legalized purchase of guns from
gun shops. I have had the bias of thinking of the many people that are killed daily due to gun
violence in homes all across the country. In the past week, however,...

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