A Person with this competency regularly questions basic assumptions about work and how it gets done, identifying underlying principles, root causes, and facts by breaking down information and data and their implications, and drawing conclusions based on their analyses.
They understand the complexity of certain issues and crystallize the components of those issues to make them more manageable by applying sound reasoning.
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Teamwork: Works collaboratively with others to achieve shared goals; shares information and knowledge with others and provides feedback; puts team goals ahead of individual goals.
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Oral Communication: Effectively conveys information to others using spoken words and sentences; listens effectively; recognizes potential communication barriers and adjusts approach or clarifies information as needed.
Scientific thinking is the ability to generate, test, and evaluate claims, data, and theories (e.g., Bullock et al., 2009; Koerber et al., 2015).
Simply stated, the basic tenets of scientific thinking provide students with the tools to distinguish good information from bad. Misinformation and its correction: continued influence and successful debiasing.
A more complex model for critical thinking that is relevant for physical education and involves using the socio-ecological perspective can be found in Gillespie and Culpan (2000), pages 84–96.
The 15 Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students (defined below) have been endorsed by the AAMC Group on Student Affairs (GSA) Committee on Admissions (COA).