Helping Adult Learners Gain Critical Thinking Skills

In this approach, you are developing critical thinking skills that are greatly missing in the academic lives of our adult learners.

In this approach, you give the learners hypothetical scenarios and have them come up with out-of-the-box solutions. Thinking out-of-the-box is a natural way to develop critical thinking skills in our learners that are necessary for their education and daily lives.

Scenario 1:   If you die tomorrow, what are ten things you would do in the next 24 hours?

Scenario 2:  You are stranded on an island. Your Higher Power grants you three things that can be kept with you when alone. What would they be?

Scenario 3:   If you were given a chance to exchange roles with your best friend/partner, would you like it? Why? What changes would you bring in yourself?

Scenario 4:  Imagine you have 5 years to live. How would you spend the time you have?

Scenario 5:  Imagine you were born in the 18th century. What would life be like?

Scenario 6: Give 10 uses of a pen other than writing.

Scenario 7:  Other than storage, in what different ways can a bottle be used?

Scenario 8:  If you could go back in time and change one thing in the past, what would it be and why?

Scenario 9:  If you were a non-living thing, what would you want to be? Why?

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