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    Module 6 - ways towards diverse Europe - critical thinking

    Published: January 24, 2023

    Module 6 - ways towards diverse Europe - critical thinking

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    Module 6 - ways towards diverse Europe - critical thinking

    • 1. Slide1 THE WAYS FORWARD FOR A DIVERSE EUROPE – THE MEANING OF CRITICAL THINKING
    • 2. WHAT IS CRITICAL WHAT IS CRITICAL THINKING? According to the MONASH University critical thinking is “a kind of thinking in which you question, analyse, interpret, evaluate and make a judgement about what you read, hear, say, or write. 01
    • 3. WHERE ARE THE ROOTS? WHERE ARE THE ROOTS? Greek word kritikos means “able to judge or discern”. The origin of critical thinking can be traced as early as to the teaching technique of Socrates. Socratic Method (also known as Socratic debate), is a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presuppositions.
    • 4. TODAY TODAY The importance of critical thinking is growing as we have access to unlimited amounts of information, live in more diverse societies, and use the Internet as our primary source of information. Critical thinking, besides schools (at any level), and our social life, is also extremely important at work. The new economy places increasing demands on flexible intellectual skills, and the ability to analyse information and integrate diverse sources of knowledge in solving problems. Good critical thinking promotes such thinking skills and is very important in the fast- changing workplace.
    • 5. THE FUTURE THE FUTURE With growing mobility of workers (and people in general) come new challenges, workplaces one of which is growing diversity in in our societies. The answer to and this situation is diversity management, allowing mitigation risks and exploit chances of a diverse workplace. Interacting with people of all different backgrounds and mindsets can present a challenge without appropriate diversity management and clear patterns of practices at a workplace.
    • 6. EDUCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP Title: Are you sure? Objectives: To understand the concept of critical thinking and its skills To understand the idea of information, sources of information, communication filters To reflect on the importance of critical thinking in everyday life 02
    • 7. WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES The workshop is designed for 16-24 participants and takes about 120 minutes. THINKING – scenes from a hat Can you spot a fake – Kahoot quiz Summary – discussion The workshop consists of the following activities: Energiser and introduction to the topic – “3 Truths – 1 False” Brainstorming – what is critical thinking, in which situation it is needed? Chinese whispers – sources of information, communication filters Skills and competences of CRITICAL
    • 8. CASE STUDY CASE STUDY Diversity management and critical thinking are closely interconnected in many areas of human activity. One of the less expected places where it happens are the courtrooms. 03
    • 9. CASE STUDY CASE STUDY Diverse teams have been proven to be better at problem-solving and decision-making for a number of reasons. First, they bring many different perspectives to the table. Second, they rely more on facts and use those facts to substantiate their positions. What is even more interesting is that, according to the Scientific American article “How Diversity Makes Us Smarter,” simply “being around people who are different from us makes more creative, diligent, and harder-working.”
    • 10. CASE STUDYA  2006  study  of  jury  decision-making,  led  by social  psychologist  Samuel  Sommers  of  Tufts University, showed that racially diverse groups exchanged a wider range of information during deliberation of a case than all-White groups did. CASE STUDY A 2006 study of jury decision-making, led by social psychologist Samuel Sommers of Tufts University, showed that racially diverse groups exchanged a wider range of information during deliberation of a case than all-White groups did. It was the mere presence of diversity on the jury that made jurors consider the facts more, and they had fewer errors recalling the relevant information.