The changing economy of the 21st century has placed an increased demand on critical thinking skills.
Critical thinking occurs when students analyze, evaluate, synthesize information and apply thought to form an argument, solve a problem, or reach a conclusion. Students must be able to analyze information from diverse sources and devise working solutions in a changing world. Mind Missions challenges require critical thinking to engage successfully in the creative problem solving process. Each element of Mind Missions lessons informs students of a step taken during critical thinking and problem solving. Mind Missions teach critical thinking skills for future success.
Critical Thinking Skills for Future Success
Critical thinking skills aren't about being critical. Critical thinking isn't about being negative. Instead, thinking critically is about effectively evaluating input to establish a solution or position.
Critical thinking skills are about asking questions that help you to assess the value of evidence or a potential solution. They teach students to step back and examine multiple perspectives. Critical thinking skills help students to weigh evidence and input in order to develop a thoughtful point of view. To excel at critical thinking, students must become creative, reflective, and adaptable.
How does Mind Missions support critical thinking skills?
During Mind Missions, students solicit multiple ideas, vet potential solutions, reach consensus, identify flaws, and collaborate for mission success. They learn that critical thinking skills are necessary for strong outcomes.
“The biggest challenge for our front-line employees is having the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills they need to be effective, because nobody is there telling them exactly what to do. They have to figure it out.”
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