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Cross-Disciplinary Standard I - Key Cognitive Skills

I. Key Cognitive Skills

A. Intellectual curiosity

  1. Engage in scholarly inquiry and dialogue.
  2. Accept constructive criticism and revise personal views when valid evidence warrants.

B. Reasoning

  1. Consider arguments and conclusions of self and others.
  2. Construct well-reasoned arguments to explain phenomena, validate conjectures, or support positions.
  3. Gather evidence to support arguments, findings or lines of reasoning.
  4. Support or modify claims based on the results of an inquiry.

C. Problem solving

  1. Analyze a situation to identify a problem to be solved.
  2. Develop and apply multiple strategies to solve a problem.
  3. Collect evidence and data systematically and directly relate to solving a problem

D. Academic behaviors

  1. Self-monitor learning needs and seek assistance when needed.
  2. Use study habits necessary to manage academic pursuits and requirements.
  3. Strive for accuracy and precision.
  4. Persevere to complete and master tasks.

E. Work habits

  1. Work independently.
  2. Work collaboratively.

F. Academic integrity

  1. Attribute ideas and information to source materials and people.
  2. Evaluate sources for quality of content, validity, credibility, and relevance.
  3. Include the ideas of others and the complexities of the debate, issue, or problem.
  4. Understand and adhere to ethical codes of conduct.


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