Critical Thinking Workshop

Course Duration 1 Day 

We live in a knowledge based society, and the more critical you think the better your knowledge
will be. Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyse and evaluate information so that you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from it. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Critical Thinking will lead to being a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce your
prejudice and bias which will provide you a better understanding of your environment. This workshop will provide you the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. It will lead you to be more productive in your career, and provide a great
skill in your everyday life.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to :

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilize non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognize what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

Course Outline

Components of Critical Thinking

Applying Reason

Open Mindedness

Analysis

Logic

Non-Linear Thinking

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Don’t Jump to Conclusions

Expect and Initiate Change

Being Ready to Adapt

Logical Thinking

Ask the Right Questions

Organize the Data

Evaluate the Information

Drawing Conclusions

Critical Thinkers (I)

Seeing the Big Picture

Objectivity

Using Your Emotions

Being Self-Aware

Evaluate the Information

Making Assumptions

Watch out for the Bias

Ask for Clarifying Questions

SWOT Analysis

Benefits of Critical Thinking

Being More Persuasive

Better Communication

Better Problem Solving

Increased Emotional Intelligence

Changing Your Perspective

Limitations of Your Point of View

Considering Others Viewpoint

Influences on Bias

When New Information Arrives

Problem Solving

Identify Inconsistencies

Trust Your Instincts

Asking Why?

Evaluate the Solution(s)

Putting It All Together

Retaining Your New Skills

Reflect and Learn From Mistakes

Always Ask Questions

Practicing Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking Outline – Full Day