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  1. Final Project:Critical Thinking Presentation Insert Your Name Here HUM/111 March 9, 2014 Jonathan Squyres, MA, LPC

  2. Critical Thinking Scenario Select One Option: Option 1: Education Imagine you are an elementary school teacher wanting to add critical thinking to the curriculum at your school. You are preparing a presentation to deliver to the school board for your district. You want to convince them to change the way they teach thinking and to specifically address the explicit teaching of critical thinking in the elementary school setting. Option 2: Marketing Imagine you work for a marketing firm and you notice a lack of critical thinking in the planning and developing of new sales and marketing campaigns. You are preparing a presentation for the executive marketing board to address your concerns. You want to convince them to create a critical thinking training for all sales and marketing associates and create a process for incorporating critical thinking into new campaigns. Option 3: City Council Imagine you work in the city planning department. You are working on a committee to plan new subdivisions and notice a lack of critical thinking being used in the planning and development department. You are preparing a presentation for the city council to create a critical thinking training for all members of your department. You want to convince the city council to incorporate critical thinking into planning and development processes.

  3. A Problem or An Issue? • Answer Is this topic a problem or an issue? • Answer How would you express it? (Include 2-3 Bullet points and 50-75 words in the Speaker Notations). • Review Week 5 Materials: The Art of Thinking, Chapter 7 pages 125-129

  4. Produce Ideas (Creativity) • Answer What methods could you use to produce ideas to resolve this problem or issue? You are not solving it yet, but producing ideas that will help to create solutions. (Include 2-3 methods and 50-75 word Speaker Notations). • Review Week 4 Materials: The Art of Thinking, Chapter 5 pages 103-105 and Chapter 9 pages 163-167.

  5. Perceptual Blocks/Habits • Answer What habits that hinder your thinking did you have to overcome with this topic? (Include 3-4 Habits and 50-75 words in the speaker notations). • Review Week 2 Materials: The Art of Thinking, Chapter 3 pages 54-61.

  6. Detecting Bias • Answer How did you detect bias in your research using the Five-Step Strategy for Critical Reading? (Include One Bullet points for each Strategy from the text and 50-75 words in the Speaker Notations) • Review Week 3 Materials: The Art of Thinking Chapter 4 pages 73-77.

  7. Critical Thinking & Questions • Answer What types of questions should you ask to think about this topic critically? (Include 4-5 questions). • Review Week 7 Materials: The Art of Thinking,Chapter 10 pages 185-189, and Week 7 Electronic Reading Reserves: Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2007). Critical thinking: The art of Socratic questioning. Journal of Developmental Education, 31(1), pages 36-37.

  8. Evaluating Arguments • Answer How did you evaluate arguments in your research? (Include 3-4 Bullet points and 50-75 words in your Speaker Notations). • Review Week 8 Materials: The Art of Thinking Chapter 12 pages 217-218.

  9. Assumptions & Errorsin Reasoning Assumptions Errors Review Week 8 Materials: The Art of Thinking, Chapter 12 pages 209-215. • Answer What assumptions and errors in reasoning did you encounter? (Include 3-4 Bullet points and 50-75 words in the Speaker Notations).

  10. Persuasive Techniques& The Audience • Answer Which techniques should you use to present your ideas and to persuade your audience effectively? (Include 2-3 Techniques and 50-75 words in the Speaker Notations). • ReviewWeek 9 Materials: The Art of Thinking, Chapter 14 pages 243-246.

  11. Verbal & Written Communication • Answer Which approaches should you use to communicate your ideas effectively, both written and in speech?  (Include 3-4 bullet points and 50-75 words in your Speaker Notations). • Review Week 9 Materials: Articles located in the Electronic Reserve, HOW TO WRITE EFFECTIVELY. (2005). Community Care, (1571), 49.  and Beagrie, S. (2007). How to... speak in public. Occupational Health, 59(4), 26-27.   Week 9 ERR Insert references to external information here (if used).

  12. Solutions • Proposeseveral solutions to this topic by using the methods described in the text. (List 3-4 solutions) • Review Week 6 Materials, The Art of Thinking, Chapter 11 pages 197-200.

  13. Conclusion • SummarizeRestate the “problem or issue” and create a brief summary with your concluding thoughts on the entire presentation. (Include 2-4 sentences). Insert references to external information here (if used).

  14. Research & References • Researchyour selected Scenario Optionin the University Libraryonly. Do not go to Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. Only peer-reviewed articles are to be used for this assignment. • Locate at least three peer-reviewed articles on your selected scenario option. • Citeand reference the three articles hereconsistent with Associate Level Writing Style Handbook guidelines.Link to Handbook: https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/CWE/pdfs/Associate_level_writing_style_handbook.pdf • Reference 1: List here • Reference 2: List here • Reference 3: List here

  15. References Beagrie, S. (2007). How to... speak in public. Occupational Health, 59(4), 26-27. Elder, L. (2009, March 12). Are you a critical thinker? Christian Science Monitor 101(73). HOW TO WRITE EFFECTIVELY. (2005). Community Care, (1571), 49. Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2007). Critical thinking: The art of Socratic questioning. Journal of Developmental Education, 31(1), 36-37 Ruggiero, V. R. (2012). The art of thinking: A guide to critical and creative thought (10th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson Longman.