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Instructions for answering the written questions: Complete a written assessment consisting of a series of questions. You will be required to answer all the questions correctly. Do not start answering questions without understanding what is required. Read the questions carefully and critically analyse them for a few seconds; this will help you to identify what information is needed in the answer. Your answers must demonstrate an understanding and application of the relevant concepts and critical thinking. Be concise, to the point and write answers within the word-limit given to each question. Do not provide irrelevant information. Remember, quantity is not quality. You must write your responses in your own words. Use non-discriminatory language. The language used should not devalue, demean, or exclude individuals or groups based on attributes such as gender, disability, culture, race, religion, sexual preference or age. Gender-inclusive language should be used. When you quote, paraphrase, summarise or copy information from other sources to write your answers or research your work, always acknowledge the source. Purpose of the assessment This assessment task is designed to evaluate student's knowledge essential to develop critical thinking skills in others within a professional context and industry settings and knowledge regarding the following: Knowledge of the key features and characteristics of critical thinking concepts and approaches Knowledge of the key features of existing workplace objectives, processes and resources Knowledge of the key characteristics of organisational learning environments and related learning systems Knowledge of the key legislative requirements relating to workplace procedures Knowledge of the key sources of reliable information relevant to workplace procedures Knowledge of the key features of industry best practice approach to instruction on critical thinking methods Knowledge of the models of critical and creative thinking Knowledge to lead a team and individuals to develop critical and creative thinking skills Task instructions This is an individual assessment. To ensure your responses are satisfactory, consult a range of learning resources and other information such as handouts, textbooks, learner resources etc. To be assessed as Satisfactory in this assessment task, all questions must be answered correctly.
lOMoARcPSD|18921083 Provide your response to each question in the box below. Q1 Answer the following: 1.1. Explain the concept of critical thinking? Write your answer in 30-50 words. 1.2. Explain the critical thinking process in 250-300 words. 1.3. What approach can you use to develop critical thinking skills by remembering the communication that you had with someone? Write your answer in 100-150 words. Satisfactory response Yes No 1.1. Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness. 1.2. Critical thinking can sometimes be a convoluted and mysterious process; this resource provides a systematic, critical thinking method that makes it a lot less puzzling. We know that critical thinking is necessary and crucial for our work, but how do we get to the "Oh! I know!" or "Hmmm, what if we..." moments? Those "aha" moments don't always come quickly enough and some specific steps and questions can help us get there. What are some things we can do to foster an environment full of "aha" moments? First let's agree on what we mean by critical thinking. It is "Thinking about thinking" thus making us able to take charge of our own thinking. UF professor, Dr. Alexa Lamm, (2016) defines it as, "A reasoned, purposive, and introspective approach to solving problems or addressing questions with incomplete evidence and information and for which an incontrovertible solution is unlikely." 1.3. Ask questions Asking basic questions can help to bring clarity to a situation or help you think through new information. Be self-aware First, be honest with yourself about your own biases. If the information comes from a source that often holds a different viewpoint to yours, you may be tempted to treat the information with suspicion. Evaluate opposing views For many opinions and ideas, some take a different, even opposing, viewpoint. You can develop your critical thinking skills by looking for those dissenting opinions and evaluating them for yourself. Doing this gives you a broader perspective and helps you make better quality decisions. Consider consequences As best as you can with the information you have, consider the consequences of a line of reasoning or a particular decision.
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