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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#4: The Questionable Question

Overview:

In a recent Forbes magazine article written by Nina Munk and Suzanne Oliver (“Think Fast!” March 24, 1997, page 146), the authors assert, “To gauge an applicant’s ability to think quickly and creatively, employers now routinely ask mind-bending brainteasers.” The ability to think fast, innovatively, and logically as needed—in other words, the ability to think critically—is a prized commodity in the business world today. This activity is designed to strengthen that ability.

Objective:

To develop confidence in every participant’s ability to answer questions easily and articulately.

Supplies:

Have paper and pencils available in case they are needed.

Time:

About 20 minutes

AdvancePreparation:

If possible, ...

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