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Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Todays Young Talent by Bruce Tulgan

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Chapter 5 How to Teach the Missing Basics of Critical Thinking to Today's Young Talent

Critical Thinking: The Missing Basics

  • Proactive learning: Keeping an open mind, suspending judgment, questioning assumptions, and seeking out information, technique and perspective; and studying, practicing, and contemplating in order to build one's stored knowledge base, skill-set, and wisdom.
  • Problem solving: Mastering established best-practices—proven repeatable solutions for dealing with regularly recurring decisions—so as to avoid reinventing the wheel. Using repeatable solutions to improvise when addressing problems that are new but similar.
  • Decision making: Identifying and considering multiple options, assessing the pros and cons of each, and choosing ...

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