Lesson 1: Course Overview
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Lesson 2: Understanding Critical Thinking
The first session of the course will look at what critical thinking is, some characteristics of critical thinkers, and key critical thinking skills. Participants will also explore ways to develop their critical thinking skills.
Lesson 3: Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In?
Next, participants will look at left- and right-brain and whole-brain thinking.
Lesson 4: Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making
This session will look at some of the barriers to good decision making and explore how to get around them.
Lesson 5: The Critical Thinking Process
Next, participants will delve into the seven phase critical thinking model. They will also learn about the standards of critical thinking that serve as the foundation for this model. Participants will then practice the process through a case study.
Lesson 6: A Critical Thinker’s Skill Set
This session will give participants some skills necessary for critical thinking: asking questions, probing, and active listening.