Every workshop we aim to introduce tools and techniques to improve our skills of Inquiry (asking questions) and Articulation (sharing our opinions and insights).
for Group Intelligence
Sharing doubts and opinions
What language do critical thinkers use during meetings and discussions?
What strategies do critical thinkers use in tough workplace situations?
How do critical thinkers behave during difficult meetings and discussions?
Join us each time to gain insight into a critical thinker's mind and practice the language and strategies of a critical thinker.
Each workshop you will be provided very useful worksheets which become a valuable reference you can review.
Keep these worksheets by your desk and share them with your friends and co-workers.
In my experience it takes at least 30 hours in order to understand and begin to gain confidence in using the most basic concepts of the most popular Critical Thinking framework as described here:
The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools: https://www.criticalthinking.org/files/Concepts_Tools.pdf https://www.criticalthinking.org/ctmodel/logic-model1.htm
The world needs more and better critical thinkers! Join us as we work together to master Critical Thinking skills and become more independent thinkers and effective communicators.
What is Critical Thinking and why you might try to practice Critical Thinking?
Here are my enduring understandings about becoming a Critical Thinker:
Critical Thinkers believe that they can make better choices by questioning and articulating why, how and what they think, say and do.
Critical Thinkers have clear objectives: Creating more and better options and making better choices.
Critical Thinkers are always on the lookout for better options and actively engaged in the process of trying to disprove their best ideas.
Critical Thinkers always try to articulate words such as "better" for specific situations: "Better" choices can mean accountable, evidence-based, objective, fair, far-sighted and even short-sighted.
Although Critical Thinkers choose to address difficult and complex issues and problems, Critical Thinking need not be so serious. It can be a game, a sport, a hobby, a puzzle, a lifestyle choice etc.
Critical Thinkers find friends who are willing to challenge their ideas.
Critical Thinkers trust their instincts but are also prepared to verify them.
Practicing Critical Thinking regularly will improve your instinct.
Practicing Critical Thinking regularly can help you prepare for making difficult decisions more confidently and more quickly if and when you need to.
The Three Most Important Critical Thinking and Communication Skills:
1: Inquiring/ Active Listening: Essential, Guiding questions, doubts ...
2: Articulating: Clear and meaningful ideas, opinions, interpretations ...
3: Elaborating: Clear and transparent reasons, support, assumptions ...