Focus on the concepts of critical thinking and belief perseverance.
Think about the differences between and among common sense, science, and beliefs.
Consider how the differences between common sense and science and the connections between common sense and beliefs relate to critical thinking and to being a scholar-practitioner in your area(s) of interest.
Identify at least one strategy you might employ (or have employed) to ensure that you think critically in the presence of your personal belief system.
Provide an explanation of the relationships between and among common sense, science, personal beliefs, and critical thinking. Next, explain the role each of these four elements plays in the practice of scholarship. Then, provide your own definition of belief perseverance and explain how it influences critical thinking. Finally, share at least one strategy that you might employ to ensure that you think critically in the presence of your personal belief system.
Friedman, S. (2004). Learning to make more effective decisions: Changing beliefs as a prelude to action. The Learning Organization, 11(2/3), 110–128.