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Critical Thinking -- employment skills and strategies

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English language learners, this is a short presentation on the definition, purpose and application of critical thinking skills in your everyday life.

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Critical Thinking -- employment skills and strategies

  1. 1. Thinking Critically Preparedby:G&RLanguages–April,2014 OpenEducationalResources(OER) Images and photos courtesy of ClipArt 1 “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein Quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/albert_einstein.html
  2. 2. Critical Thinking Definition Process Purpose Images and photos courtesy of ClipArt 2
  3. 3. Critical Thinking Is NOT: • Automatic replies • Unclear comments • Uninformed responses • Irrational statements 3
  4. 4. Critical Thinking It is: • Clear • Disciplined • Rational • Informed • Open-minded 4Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/critical+thinking
  5. 5. Critical Thinking How do we learn? • Become informed • Examine all sides • Evaluate information • Broaden your horizons 5Images and photos courtesy of ClipArt and RZP
  6. 6. Critical Thinking • Why is it important? 6 “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Source: Bloom’s Taxonomy
  7. 7. 7 Socratic Questions Critical Thinking http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html Quotes:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/albert_einstein.html
  8. 8. Thinking Critically Preparedby:G&RLanguages–April,2014 OpenEducationalResources(OER) Images and photos courtesy of ClipArt 8 “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein

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