In today’s society, many people experience information overload. We are bombarded with messages to believe various ideas, purchase things, support causes, and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truth from the myths? The answer lies in critical thinking skills. The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way has become a key skill for survival in today’s world.
Taking part in this course will provide valuable life skills that can be applied to anything in life. Understanding critical thinking as well as other types of thinking (including whole-brain and left and right brain) helps identify the pitfalls to reasoned decision making, creating explanations, dealing with assumptions, make real use of “Common sense” which is (in reality) often lacking or missing and, ultimately, help participant creating their own critical and creative thought systems based on plenty of hands-on case studies.
This workshop will give you some practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving.
- Understanding Critical Thinking
- Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In?
- Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making
- The Critical Thinking Process
- A Critical Thinker’s Skill Set
- Creating Explanations
- Dealing with Assumptions
- Common Sense
- Critical and Creative Thought Systems
- Putting It Into Practice
Anyone interested in improving own life skills and in particular people that have a responsibility to manage or contribute to the results of a project; especially project managers, team members, and program directors.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define critical and non-critical thinking
- Identify your critical thinking style(s), including areas of strength and improvement
- Describe other thinking styles, including left/right brain thinking and whole-brain thinking
- Work through the critical thinking process to build or analyse arguments
- Develop and evaluate explanations
- Improve key critical thinking skills
- Use analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques
- Prepare and present powerful arguments.