Quote from “Critical Thinking: A Statement of Expert Consensus for Purposes of Educational Assessment and Instruction” by Dr. Peter Facione – Selected by Erik Miller
“The ideal critical thinker is habitually inquisitive, well-informed, trustful of reason, open minded, flexible, fair-minded in evaluation, honest in facing personal biases, prudent in making judgments, willing to reconsider, clear about issues, orderly in complex matters, diligent in seeking relevant information, reasonable in the selection of criteria, focused on inquiry, and persistent in seeking results which are as precise as the subject and the circumstances of inquiry permit” (Facione, 2008, p.2).
Source: Facione, P.A. (1990). Critical Thinking: A Statement of Expert Consensus for Purposes of Educational Assessment and Instruction. California Academic Press. ERIC Doc. No: ED 315 423