Developing Your Critical Thinking and Cognitive Flexibility

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  • 8 videos | 47m 8s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
  • Certification PMI PDU
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It often seems like the whole world is on information overload. Each day, we encounter massive amounts of new false, or dubious information, alongside a steady stream of data that may, or may not, be relevant to our needs. As a leader, your critical thinking skills are essential for deciding what is important and making the best decisions for your organization. This course will help you improve your critical thinking skills. You'll learn about the intake, investigate, and act stages of critical thinking, as well as how to use analytical techniques to assess information. Finally, you'll learn the advantages of keeping an open mind through cognitive flexibility.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Identify examples that reflect the mindset of a critical thinker
    Recognize actions taken during the intake stage of critical thinking
    Recognize instances of faulty reasoning using critical thinking
    Select appropriate analytical techniques to use at different stages of the critical thinking process
  • Identify examples that reflect cognitive flexibility
    Recognize key questions to ask in coming to a decision
    Reflect on what you've learned

IN THIS COURSE

  • 54s
    In this course, you'll learn about the intake, investigate, and act stages of critical thinking. You'll find out how to use analytical techniques to assess information. And you'll learn the advantages of keeping an open mind through cognitive flexibility. FREE ACCESS
  • 6m 46s
    As a leader, you make tough decisions every day. To make sure you choose what's right for you and your business, you need to think critically and keep your thinking flexible. In this video, you will learn about the three stages of the critical thinking process. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Intake: Assess Information and Recognize Assumptions
    8m 14s
    In the intake stage, the first steps are to recognize the initial problem and examine the context in which the problem arises. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Investigate: Evaluate Arguments and Recognize Bias
    10m 50s
    During this video you will learn how to evaluate arguments for faulty reasoning and bias. You will also discover how to recognize bias in reasoning. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Applying Analytical Techniques
    6m 33s
    During this video, you will learn about the different analytical techniques that can be used during the intake, investigate, and act stages of critical thinking. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  The Value of Cognitive Flexibility
    6m 52s
    During this video, you will learn how to identify examples of cognitive flexibility. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Act: Using Critical Thinking to Make a Decision
    6m 9s
    In this video you will learn how to use critical thinking to make a decision. You will also discover how to ask insightful questions and consider the consequences of your decision. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Let's Review
    50s
    In this video, you'll review the key concepts covered in the course Critical Thinking for Programmers. FREE ACCESS

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