32. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Housekeeping:

  1. Your Tool Commercial result is available.

PART I. Problem solving activities

Critical thinking is a way of deciding whether a claim is true, partially true, or false. Critical thinking is a process that leads to skills that can be learned, mastered and used. Critical thinking is a tool by which one can come about reasoned conclusions based on a reasoned process. This process incorporates passion and creativity, but guides it with discipline, practicality and common sense.
(From Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_thinking)

As you can see, critical thinking is important to solve a problem. So we’re going to do problem solving activities related to both. You can work on these activities with your peers.

PART II. Problem solving group discussion
Within your group – respond to one of the following questions:

1. There are 2 types of problems: open-ended and close-ended. Which were your activities?
2. Could your activity be considered problem-based learning?
3. When have you experienced the problem-based learning approach in your classes? (What is problem-based learning?)

For Monday:

  1. Newly updated plan will be announced.
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