Critical thinking: Using the Hobson eight step model for staff in the masters programme in critical thinking
Hobson, J. (2008) Critical thinking: Using the Hobson eight step model for staff in the masters programme in critical thinking. In: Workshop. University of Massachusetts, 7 May 2008, Boston, U.S.A.
Whilst critical thinking is both creative and analytical, it can be helpful to have a method to approach the academic style of thinking.
One method is my eight step model :
Step 1 Describe – state what it is
Step 2 Analyse – break it down into its component parts
Step 3 Name the parts
Step 4 Look at the relationships between the parts
Step 5 What are the possible problems/issues with these relationships?
Step 6 Evaluate the ‘problems’
Step 7 Imagine an alternative
Step 8 Apply steps 1-7 to the alternative.
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