And it can be incorporated into your existing training programs for a blended learning option.
Each course takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
However, actual time spent will vary based on the learner’s participation in social learning activities.
Pearson’s RED critical thinking model – Recognize Assumptions, Evaluate Arguments, Draw Conclusions – is a breakthrough in approaching what until now has been a mostly abstract and elusive concept: Improving your thinking.
The lower steps of this stairway are the basics that support moving to the higher-level thinking skills that underpin a critical approach.
Here is a summary of the different steps: Source: ‘Critical thinking: online guidance’, the Open University (2009) - no longer available.
The single most significant variable in determining the quality of what you learn in college is your thinking.
Certainly your instructors will play a role in your learning.
For most people, most of their thinking is subconscious, that is, never explicitly put into words.
The problem is that when you are not aware of your thinking you have no chance of “correcting” it.