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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#6: Juxtaposed Pairs

Overview:

This activity asks participants to think quickly and logically when given seemingly disparate bits of information. The ability to synthesize, to make connections, to discern relationships not readily apparent is an integral element of critical thinking.

Objective:

To give participants a chance to practice seeing relationships and making associations within a limited period of time.

Supplies:

• Copies of Handout #6-1, cut into strips• 3″ × 5″ cards (three for each participant)• Flipchart (optional)

Time:

Approximately 15 minutes

AdvancePreparation:

Make copies of Handout #6-1 (one-third the actual number of participants, as the handout can be cut into three strips). If possible, arrange participants in ...

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