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Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Communication . EKU will graduate informed, critical and creative thinkers who can communicate effectively . https://sites.google.com/site/qepcafe/. http://qep.eku.edu/. Scenario. Group activity (2-4 participants, approx. 5 minutes) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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EKU willgraduate informed, critical and creative thinkers who can communicate effectively.https://sites.google.com/site/qepcafe/http://qep.eku.edu/Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUScenario, Decision,or IssueGroup activity (2-4 participants, approx. 5 minutes)

Think critically about the decision to:

Convince an undecided voter to participate in the upcoming Presidential Election.Source: http://people.eku.edu/chandrav/QEP/CriticalThinkingDecision-init-voting.pdf2Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUScenario, Decision, or Issue -- Revisited Seeking Better Ways of Doing ThingsThe most surprising or interesting point about this scenario is The main issue, problem or question regarding this scenario is Identify the purpose that makes this an important issue or problem (to me or to others) The points of view relevant to this scenario (include unbiased and biased sources) are Some important assumptions I am using Group Activity (2-4 participants; approx. 10 minutes)Source: http://people.eku.edu/chandrav/QEP/CriticalThinkingDecision-structured-voting.pdf3Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUScenario -- Revisited Seeking Better Ways of Doing ThingsThe key ideas, concepts or principles guiding my thinking about this scenario are The following information is needed to answer this question If the scenario is successfully resolved some important implications are If the scenario is not successfully resolved some important implications are Based on my/our analysis of the scenario the best way to proceed is

4Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUCritical Thinkers.Formulate the problem clearlyWork on significant problems or issues Examine their assumptionsUse concepts and logic while solving problemsGather relevant informationConsider multiple viewpoints and possible implicationsReach reasonable solutions and conclusions

Seek better ways of doing things and rely on intellectual standards (such as clarity, accuracy) for guiding their thinking

5Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUEKUs Definition of Critical ThinkingCritical and creative thinking are dynamic and deliberate processes where learners are active participants in intellectual activities in which they explore, evaluate, expand and express in relation to problems, scenarios, and arguments in order to reach sound and innovative solutions, decisions, and positions.6Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUExplore, Evaluate, Expand, Express while Thinking Critically/CreativelyExplore and use relevant information in order to gain knowledge and solve problemsEvaluate information and ideas using appropriate methodsExpand and generate their own ideas and express them effectivelyExpress a point of view and develop it with awareness of alternatives7Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUCritical Thinking in theThinking Skills PyramidBased on Benjamin Blooms 1956 classification of intellectual behavior (further updated in the 1990s)

8Online encyclopedias may be helpful at the knowledge, comprehensive and application levels, beyond that requires significant amount of higher-order thinking. Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUModel of Critical Thinking Emphasized at EKUHigher-order thinking used in all disciplines of studyPaul-Elder model of Critical Thinking has Three components:The Intellectual Standards can be applied to the Elements of Thought as we learn to develop better Intellectual Traits in an effort to be better Critical and Creative Thinkers!9Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKU

Elements of ThoughtSource: The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools, by Drs. R. Paul and L. Elder1. Purpose of the Thinking2. Point of View3. Assumptions4. Implications and Consequences5. Data, facts, and Experiences6. Inferences and Judgments7. Theories and Concepts8. Answer a Question or Solve a ProblemApply the Elements of Thought while analyzing reading and writing assignments, lab activities, or projects10Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUElements of Thought & Problem Solving

11Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUIntellectual StandardsClarityAccuracyPrecisionRelevanceDepthBreadthLogicSignificanceFairness

Source: The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools, by Drs. R. Paul and L. Elder12Comments in report may say, please provide clearer explanation one easy way to do this is using the:SEE-I Technique (State, Elaborate, Exemplify, Illustrate) in order to clarifyCritical-Creative Thinking @ EKU

Critical Thinking & StandardsSource: DigitalSplashMedia's YouTube Video, http://youtu.be/-85-j7Nr9i4 Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUIntellectual TraitsHow can analyzing the mental activities we do promote development of intellectual traits?As the branch is bent, the tree will grow?

Consequences 14Biased, narrow minded, ___________ - Fair mindednessIndifference, ___________________ - Intellectual empathyLazy, quitting, procrastinating, _____ - Intellectual perseveranceDoubtful, nervous, timid, __________- Confidence in reasonDependent, _____________________ - Intellectual independenceFearful, cowardly, ________________ - Intellectual courageArrogant, proud,_________________ - Intellectual humilityUntrue, hypocrisy,________________ - Intellectual integrityCritical-Creative Thinking @ EKUPutting it all together Source: The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools, by Drs. R. Paul and L. Elder

Intellectual Standards are applied to our thinking using the Elements of Thought so that these eventually become part of our regular thought process, as we develop constructive Intellectual Traits15Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUWhew, thats a lot to taken in Time for a Caf break @ qepCafehttps://sites.google.com/site/qepcafe

Website offering free, self-paced training devoted to improving critical thinkingContent is designed for anyone who needs to:understand issues at a deep level solve problems effectivelycreate a environment for this kind of learningOption of receiving a Certificate of Course Audit or of Course Completion

16Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUqepCafes Sample Critical Thinking Techniques and ActivitiesExplore Compass Pointshttps://sites.google.com/site/qepcafe/modules/explore/compass-pointsEvaluate Tug-of-Warhttps://sites.google.com/site/qepcafe/modules/evaluate/tug-of-warExpand Reverse Brainstorminghttps://sites.google.com/site/qepcafe/modules/expand/reverse-brainstormingExpress SEE-Ihttps://sites.google.com/site/qepcafe/modules/express/state-elaborate-exemplify-illustrate-see-i

17Critical-Creative Thinking @ EKUCompass Points

Use the Compass Points technique to Explore the topic: Email received that the water supply in the area has been contaminated.18

Interweaving Critical-Creative ThinkingCompass Points

Use the Compass Points technique to Explore the topic: Convince an undecided voter to participate in the upcoming Presidential Election.19

Interweaving Critical-Creative ThinkingTug-of-WarUse the Tug-of-War technique to Evaluate possible responses for: Email received the water supply in the area has been contaminated.

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Interweaving Critical-Creative ThinkingTug-of-WarUse the Tug-of-War technique to Evaluate possible responses for: Convince an undecided voter to participate in the upcoming Presidential Election.

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Interweaving Critical-Creative ThinkingReverse BrainstormingUse the Reverse Brainstorming technique to Expand the list of responses to: Convince an undecided voter to participate in the upcoming Presidential Election.

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Interweaving Critical-Creative ThinkingReverse BrainstormingUse the Reverse Brainstorming technique to Expand the list of responses to: Convince an undecided voter to participate in the upcoming Presidential Election.

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Interweaving Critical-Creative ThinkingSEE-IUse the SEE-I technique to Express ones thoughts more effectively: Notice received that the water supply in the area has been contaminated.

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1. State your main point: I think..2. Elaborate on your main point in several sentences: In other words3. Exemplify or give an example of your main point: For example4. Illustrate or give an illustration of your main point: Its like A picture or even a return demonstration of a skill

SEE-I for discipline specific competencies:State: the Concept or discipline-related SkillElaborate: on the Skill and gather necessary equipment to successfully perform the skillExemplify :or verbally discuss the skill and how it is used in a specific disciplineIllustrate: Perform the specific skill correctly

Lets Practice:SEE-I the concept of Critical Thinking or a concept central to your course:

Interweaving Critical-Creative ThinkingSEE-IUse the SEE-I technique to Express ones thoughts more effectively: Convince an undecided voter to participate in the upcoming Presidential Election.

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1. State your main point: I think..2. Elaborate on your main point in several sentences: In other words3. Exemplify or give an example of your main point: For example4. Illustrate or give an illustration of your main point: Its like A picture or even a return demonstration of a skill

SEE-I for discipline specific competencies:State: the Concept or discipline-related SkillElaborate: on the Skill and gather necessary equipment to successfully perform the skillExemplify :or verbally discuss the skill and how it is used in a specific disciplineIllustrate: Perform the specific skill correctly

Lets Practice:SEE-I the concept of Critical Thinking or a concept central to your course:

Interweaving Critical-Creative ThinkingThe Five Minute UniversitySource: messi19azzurtinas YouTube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO8x8eoU3L4Critic