As an engineer, your technical skills are likely already finely honed. Yet, it may be that colleagues with weaker technical skills are getting ahead. The truth is, even in the world of engineering, technical skills are only part of the answer. As important are professional skills: the ability to identify and overcome business challenges, with the same acumen used to solve technical ones.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Evaluating the evidence for alternative points of view. Weighing up opposing arguments and evidence fairly. Being able to read between the lines, seeing the surface and identifying false or fair assumptions. Recognising techniques eg false logic and persuasive devices Reflecting on issues in a structured way, bringing logic and insight to bear.
Rarely, there are ideas that forego empirical testing. There are very few ideas that are self-evident. Religion and ethics come immediately to mind. Both moral values and religious beliefs are considered to be universal truths, which means that they are accepted as fact by many people.
Critical thinking skills are the mental process involved in processing information. They help us with problem solving, decision making, and thinking critically. We use these skills to help us understand the world around us, think critically, solve problems, make logical choices and develop our own values and beliefs. Convergent thinking is the process of coming up with the best answer to a question using our memory, resources around us, or logic.