Assignment: Introduction to critical thinking/ Discussion Board

Brainstorm: what is critical thinking?

Watch What is Critical Thinking?  by Gary Meegan /YouTube:

Watch: How to think, not what to think by Jesse Richardson /TEDxBrisbane:

Post on Blackboard or discuss in class: What is critical thinking? How do the speakers define it? Why, according to the speakers, is it important? Do you agree? Why or why not? 

If students complete the assignment on Blackboard: Respond to at least two of your classmates. Some ideas for replies: Do you agree with your classmates? Why or why not? Do you have any questions?