Critical Thinking: Effective Exploration of Alternative Solutions
Learning to think critically is one of the most valuable activities of adult life. In an era when unfiltered data pours in at an unprecedented rate, developing this essential skill as fully as possible is more important than ever. An increasingly complex world like ours presents increasingly complex problems. What worked in the past may no longer apply. To cope, we must increase our mental range and our ability to explore alternative solutions.
This one-day workshop guides participants through an applied understanding of critical thinking in adult life. It offers practical approaches for developing thought processes and helps adult learners to think critically in different areas of their personal and professional lives.
- What it means to think critically
- Recognizing critical thinking
- Learning to think critically in adult life
- How critical thinking helps to sustain healthy organizations and societies
- Effective strategies for facilitating critical thinking
- Helping others examine buried assumptions
- Techniques for developing alternative ways of thinking
- Using the workplace as a resource for thinking and learning
- Analyzing issues and commitments
- Encouraging active learning
- Becoming a skilled facilitator of critical thinking
- Risks and rewards of helping others to think critically
- Anyone who is responsible for developing strategic plans and policies to address the goals and objectives of a business or organization. Appropriate for participants who are relatively new to the work world, as well as for seasoned staff who wish to improve or refresh their critical thinking skills.
Peter Levesque, BSocSc., M.A., is a consultant and trainer based in Ottawa. He has twenty years of experience working with governments, research institutes, and professional associations on issues of knowledge mobilization. His career has included serving as Deputy-Director of Knowledge Products and Mobilization at SSHRC, as Knowledge Exchange Specialist at CHEO, and Chair of KM at Ontario Neurotrama Foundation. He serves on several boards of non-profit organizations and is President of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization. Peter is an experienced and sought after speaker, facilitator, and commentator on issues of education, research, knowledge, and social media.
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