Teacher's Question of the Week
Q: What are the affective dispostions of critical thinking?
A. The APA Delphi Report (1990) produced "Critical Thinking: A Statement of Expert Consensus for Purposes of Educational Assessment and Instruction", from which the following comes.
In the last question, critical thinking cognitive skills and subskills were listed. In the same report, affective dispostions of those inclined toward critical thinking were listed. Affective means the psychological attitudes and traits exemplified by a critical thinker.
Approaches to life and living in general
Approaches to Specific Issues, Questions, or Problems
Author: Peter Facione of Santa Clara University. The above list with definitions used to be accessible as ED 315423 (which I can't seem to find anymore). You can write The Institute for Critical Thinking, at Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043, to request copies. Peter Facione's work is also available through Insight Assessment, formerly California Academic Press: <http://www.insightassessment.com/home.html>.