Confronting Your Assumptions
Assumptions are necessary to help us make sense of our world. We are bombarded with so much information that we simply couldn't function if we didn't each have some basic premises to work from. That said, the critical thinker knows assumptions can get in the way of rational decision making. When solving problems, it's necessary to use strategic thinking to challenge our assumptions and find the right solutions. This course defines what assumptions are, describes how different kinds of assumptions may be challenged, and covers the importance of seeking out other people's perspectives.
use lines of questioning to identify assumptions
distinguish between different types of assumptions
recall questions to ask as you examine your assumptions to avoid faulty assumptions
seek perspectives of others when managing assumptions
recognize and challenge assumptions appropriately
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