50 Activities for Developing Critical Thinking Skills

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Given sufficient lead time, most of us could prepare a detailed presentation and develop thoughtful replies and responses related to it -- but what happens when you are called to make a statement “on the spot”? What if you have to solve a serious problem without having all the facts?

Often, we become paralyzed by the urgency of the moment. Our thought processes stop. Our organizational abilities abandon us. However, the ability to think quickly and create formulated thoughts is not running innate ability. It can be developed. 

50 Activities for Developing Critical Thinking Skills contains 50 fully reproducible training activities to develop quick thinking, creative thinking, and analytical thinking skills. This compendium of activities will add real value to your training by taking critical thinking skills out of the box and into the workplace. Learners will sharpen their critical thinking skills and develop a thought process that is creative, accurate, and assumption-free.

Designed for decision-makers and problem-solvers who don’t always have the luxury of preparation, 50 Activities for Developing Critical Thinking Skills also emphasizes creative thinking and stresses communication skills in keeping with recent research findings. Running through the fabric of all these activities are the problem-solving threads of 1000 surveyed executives. A study uncovering that the skills most needed among employees are:

  • Problem-solving 
  • Writing 
  • Time management

All three are intellectually integrated into 50 Activities for Developing Critical Thinking Skills so you can start to see life's problems as a series just ready to be solved.

Easy to set up, use, and facilitate, these activities rarely require more than just pen and paper, flipcharts, and markers. A handy PowerPoint slide deck is available for use or customization. You may download this file after purchase.

Whether you use the collection in its entirety or choose selected activities, you'll engage your participants by putting the fun back into training!