According to Oxford Dictionaries.com, Critical Thinking is a noun meaning "The objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment."
The Critical Thinking Core Competency Rubric's Value to Information Literacy
The Critical Thinking Core Competency Rubric provides a road map not only to thinking critically, but for information literacy. The very skills necessary to successfully meet the requirements of the rubric are the same skills that you use when writing a research paper.
In fact, we tell our students in Library Information sessions to familiarize themselves with the rubric and think about it when they are researching and writing their papers.
These are an abbreviated form of the six cognitive skills used when thinking critically:
Information fluency is the ability to critically think while engaging with, creating, and utilizing information and technology regardless of format or platform. Specifically, an information fluent individual has these competencies:
The Information Fluency Program enables students, faculty, and staff to:
Adopted from the Milner Library, University of IL