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The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Marlene CAROSELLI

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#8: The Umbrage Not Taken

Overview:

Those whose mouths are wide enough to accommodate their frequently inserted feet have not practiced the skill of saying the second thing that comes to mind. This activity will assist participants to think fluidly, critically assess a situation, and then translate thought into words most appropriate for the circumstances.

Objective:

To instill confidence in participants’ ability to think before they speak.

Supplies:

• 3″ × 5″ cards• Transparency #8-1• Overhead projector• Flipchart

Time:

Approximately 20 minutes

AdvancePreparation:

Download Transparency #8-1. If possible, arrange seating flexibly, as participants will first work in pairs, then in teams of four, then in teams of six, and finally in teams ...

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