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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#33: Giving Problems a Why’d Berth

Overview:

After being presented with an example, participants will apply the Five-Why technique to a current workplace problem and then to a situation involving recent news events.

Objective:

To afford practice with the Five-Why technique.

Supplies:

Copies of a recent news article, one per participant

Time:

About 20 minutes

AdvancePreparation:

Make copies of a recent news report that invites in-depth analysis. If you can, arrange seating so table groups of five or six can work together.

Participants/Application:

Any number of participants can work on this exercise, which works best as a mid-session or end-of-session skill-builder. By the halfway point in the course (or by the end), enough provocative ...

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