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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#5: The K-W-I-C Technique

Overview:

With this activity, participants are given an acronymic tool for organizing their thoughts quickly and coherently.

Objective:

To use a structure that forces cogent and quick thinking in response to a given verbal stimulus.

Supplies:

• Transparency #5-1• Overhead projector

Time:

At least 15 minutes. (The exercise may require considerably more time, depending on the size of the class and the number of participants who opt to read their work aloud.)

AdvancePreparation:

Download Transparency #5-1. If possible, have a podium in the room for participants who may choose to deliver their K-W-I-C composition aloud.

Participants/Application:

This exercise works well as a session-stimulator. Before or after ...

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