Critical Thinking: Challenging Assumptions

  • 6 Videos | 23m 6s
  • Includes Assessment
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Every day, we make hundreds of assumptions based on facts, observations, and experiences. Some are useful time savers, but some are based on a weak premise or poor data and can lead to jumping to a conclusion without asking questions or listening to other people's input. When a decision is based on assumptions and prejudices, it mitigates the opportunity for innovation and creativity. Examining your assumptions requires small changes, but the payoff is significant. In this course, you'll learn how assumptions manifest and what power they have on decision making and innovation. You'll learn practices to redirect automatic assumption-based thinking into critical thinking as well as questioning techniques to identify assumptions so you can mitigate their impact. You'll also learn techniques to help you investigate assumptions thoroughly and how to systematically test them, which will give you the best chance of making the best decisions.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    choose critical-thinking practices that create awareness to redirect automatic thinking into controlled thinking
    identify lines of questioning that help you detect assumptions that might impact decision making
  • select techniques to help you investigate assumptions thoroughly
    identify a sequence for testing assumptions
    reflect on what you've learned

IN THIS COURSE

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    1. 
    Critical Thinking: Challenging Assumptions
    1m 16s
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    2. 
    Investigating Assumptions
    5m 34s
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    3. 
    Detecting Assumptions through Questioning
    4m 33s
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    4. 
    Drilling Down into an Assumption
    5m 35s
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    5. 
    Testing Assumptions Systematically
    4m 49s
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    6. 
    Let's Review
    1m 19s

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