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Conceptual Framework:

Knowledge Domain: The components that make up conventional ‘knowledge.’ Including  that pertaining to: Factual, Conceptual, Principles, and Procedural. Required in varying degrees for each stage of critical thinking.

Cognitive Process Domain: The processes by which one remembers, understands, and engages with knowledge, often referred to as…
(Critical) Thinking Skills: Consist of Higher and Lower level regarding ability to remember and understand previous experiences and applying said experiences to a different scenario. As well as procedural and metacognition.

Lower Order Thinking: Composed of Remembering, Understanding, and the beginnings of application of Knowledge in new scenarios with each subsequent stage indicating mastery of the previous.

     Remember: Recalling facts and concepts

     Understand: Explain/Relate Ideas or concepts

     Apply: Using recalled information from an old situation in a new circumstance

Higher Order Thinking: Composed of Application, Analysis, and Evaluation of existing knowledge in new scenarios with each subsequent stage indicating mastery of the previous, eventually culminating in the creation of new knowledge (Critical thinking process).

     Analyze: Compare/Contrast new experience with previous. Note differences

                    draw connections amongst different

                    ideas.

     Evaluate: Make a hypothesis/justify connections.

     Create: Produce some new original iteration/contribution.