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greater awareness of the complexity of real-life situations:

postformal thinking

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adapting logical thinking to the practical constraints of real-life situations:

Pragmatism

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a growing awareness that 1) most problems do not have a single solution and 2) problems must often be addressed with crucial pieces of information missing

Dialectical thought.

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Buying a car but not knowing the problems of the engine or transmission:

An example of dialectical thought

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tendency to see situations and issues as polarized (having 2 options. one or the other) and absolute (ONE answer is correct)

Dualistic thinking

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evaluating the accuracy and logic of evidence and arguments:

Reflective Judgement

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What are the 3 things steps in reflective judgement?

-multiple thinking
-relativism
-commitment

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involves analyzing information and making judgments about what it means, relating it to other information, and considering ways it might be valid or invalid

Critical thinking. Ex: short answer essays, papers, presentations, etc.

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the capacity for “thinking about one’s thinking” that allows monitoring and reasoning about one’s thought processes

Metacognitions

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Individual example of metacognitions:

Thinking about you. Am I cool?

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Academic example of metacognitions:

Preparing for a presentation or studying for an exam.