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    • 1. UBC LIBRARY STUDENT SERVICES
      IRVING K BARBER CENTRE FOR TEACHING,
      LEARNING CENTRE AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGY
      The Online Workshop Series Presents:
      How to Think Critically
    • 2. INSERT POLL ON STUDENT BACKGROUND
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    • 3. How to think Critically
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    • 4. UBC LIBRARY STUDENT SERVICES
      IRVING K BARBER CENTRE FOR TEACHING,
      LEARNING CENTRE AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGY
      Facilitator Name
      Add Your Credentials Here
      E.g. MSc in Applied Psychology
      Add Your Unit Name Here
      E.g. Counseling Services
    • 5. What you’ll walk away with today:
      1. Define what it means to engage in critical thought
      2. Identify benefits of critical thinking
      3. Direct application of critical thinking strategies
      4. Know your individual preference for certain strategies
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    • 6. Insert Poll
      Critical Thinking Inventory:
      Check which of the following actions you undertake at university:
      Do you seek to clearly understand your academic tasks before undertaking them?
      Do you create strategies for doing tasks and meeting goals?
      Do you think about techniques and strategies that you are good at, and that have worked for you in the past?
      Do you have confidence in your ability to understand academic requirements?
      Do you recognize when you may be off track or misunderstanding a task?
      Do you learn from each task about your strengths and weaknesses?
      Do you ask yourself about what you would like to learn about a topic?
      Are you able to determine the big picture - the overall concepts of a course?
      Can you determine the most important concepts and ideas?
      Do you ask yourself what is coming next, what the author or lecturer will say next?
      Do you visualize or diagram your work?
    • 7. What is Critical Thinking?
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    • 8. It is not…
      Thinking hard
      Expending a lot of energy
      Spending a lot of time
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    • 9. Critical Thinking is…
      A set of skills that can be applied to any number of problems as opposed to an answer that only solves one problem.
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    • 10. We have barriers to overcome…
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    • 11. Triple Threat
      Cultural Conditioning
      • Stereotyping
      • 12. Either/Or Thinking
      • 13. Imposing Modern Values onto the Past
      Resistance to Change
      Empty Abstractions
      • Appeal to the sacred/demonization
      • 16. Euphemism
    • Guiding Principles
      Unfounded positions should be altered
      Explanations must both explain and be testable
      Embrace skepticism
      Reason should be founded on logic, not emotions
    • 17. Spectrum of Authority
      Diagram Adapted from Jarrett Walker: http://bit.ly/fcjg2U
    • 18. Consider the Debate about Wind Power
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    • 19. Insert Poll
      Give an example of something that has hindered you from Critical Thinking in the past
    • 20. Basic Methods and Tools
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    • 21. Force Field Analysis
      Driving Forces Current Restraining forces Future
      “helps” State “Hinders”
    • 22. Why use Force Field Analysis?
      • It can help you achieve goals
      • 23. Useful for breaking down complex decisions
      • 24. Can help you consider a decision as tasks that need to be done
      • 25. Encourages you to engage with productive forces
    • Mind Mapping
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    • 26. Advantages
      More Compact than notes
      Helps make Associations
      Can easily integrate information into sections
    • 27. Mind Maps are Useful for…
      Summarize information
      Thinking through complex problems; and
      Presenting information in a format that shows structure of your subject
    • 28. Activity:
      Video
      http://www.text2mindmap.com/
    • 29. Advanced Methods and Tools
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    • 30. CoRT (Cognitive Research Trust)
      PMI (Plus, Minus, Interesting)
      CAF (Consider All Factors)
      C & S (Consequence and Sequel)
      APC (Alternatives, Possibilities, Choices).
      OPV (Other People's Views)
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    • 31. PMI (Plus : Minus : Interesting)
      Give Good Points
      Give Bad Points
      What You Find Interesting
    • 32. CAF (Consider All Factors)
      Make a list of all factors
      Try to see if others have left out factors
    • 33. C&S (Consequence and Sequel)
      Immediate
      Short Term
      Long Term
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    • 34. APC (Alternatives, Possibilities, Choices)
      Consider alternatives
      Incorporate all possibilities
      Factor in choice
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    • 35. OPV (Other People's Views)
      Consider the points of view of others
      Compensate for them
      Incorporate them
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    • 36. Six Hat Thinking
      A way of extending your thinking by trying on different guises in the analogy of hats.
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    • 37. White Hat (Logic)
      Allows you to:
      Be Neutral
      No need to justify
      Undertake core data collection
    • Black Hat (Judgment)
      Allows you to:
      Explore risks
      Logical Negative Assessment
      Evaluate worth of task
    • Red Hat (Feelings)
      Allows you to:
      Legitimate feelings
      Explore complex emotions
    • Yellow Hat (Value)
      Allows you to:
      Be Positive
      Explores benefits, values, vision and dreams
    • Blue Hat (Organization)
      Allows you to:
      Have control over thinking
      Produce summaries, overviews, conclusions
      • Define Focus and Purpose
      • 50. Set out an agenda or strategy
      • 51. Make Observation or Comments
    • Green Hat (Creativity)
      Allows you to:
      Make new ideas
      Explore new approaches and avenues
      Think about success
    • Your Turn
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    • 55. Insert Poll
      List two strategies you will take away from this workshop
    • 56. Need More Help?

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