In the frame of the E4ALL Project, the EBI will provide a special workshop focusing on “Critical Thinking“. In our understanding, this term means, in short:
- self-monitored, and
- self-correcting thinking.
In consequence of this list, it requires the affirmation and mastery of strict quality criteria. Critical Thinking is the basement of effective communication and problem-solving skills. You may watch this short video on YouTube for going deeper!
Definition of “Critical Thinking“
Critical thinking is that type of thinking (applicable to any subject, content, or problem) in which a person enhances the quality of his thinking by making a commitment to competently following the inherent structures of thinking and conforming to intellectual norms to measure up.
Does there exist a simple approach?
No, unfortunately not. Creating this competence is a longer-lasting learning process and needs several preconditions (and training).
Nevertheless, we want to give some simple guidelines on how to start:
- Recognize the problem
- Do research
- Determine data relevance
- Ask questions (even to yourself)
- Determine the best solution
- Present your solution (even to yourself)
- Analyse your decision
The training contribution
The training will start with personal experience. The trainers put the focus on the analysis of written text and will discuss the different outcomes of the analysing process of the participants.
The presentation of a versatile strategic concept for Critical Thinking starts the second part of the hands-on training.
Critical thinking is the ability to collect and analyse information in order to draw a conclusion. The ability to think critically is important in virtually every industry and applicable in a wide range of positions.
The training will be held in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, beginning of May. As a means of service, The EBI will publish the Distance Learning material open for public in a multimedia-based and interactive learning unit.