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Hurson's Productive Thinking Model - Problem-Solving from Mind Tools. Solving Problems Creatively © iStockphotoRawpixel A creative approach to solving problems.

Hurson's Productive Thinking Model - Problem-Solving from Mind Tools

Creativity is incredibly important in problem-solving – if you're not creative, you'll struggle to understand the issues surrounding a problem, and you're unlikely to identify the best solutions. Worse still, you might fail to solve the problem altogether! Student Life and Learning. “Which questions should I ask?

Student Life and Learning

Should I question the answers to the questions that I ask? Should I question the question? Are some questions better to ask than others? Critical Thinking Skills. A Practical Guide To Critical Thinking. A Practical Guide To Critical Thinking By Greg R.

A Practical Guide To Critical Thinking

Haskins Acknowledgment: Much of this paper was based on two sources, both by Robert Todd Carroll, Ph. Three Steps to Critical Thinking. Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono is a bona fide genius.

Three Steps to Critical Thinking

The author, inventor, Rhodes scholar and Nobel prize-nominated economist graduated from college at age 15. In the field of education and business, he is famous for originating the term lateral thinking. In his spare time, he also wrote Six Thinking Hats and several other books on creativity. Of all his contributions to the field of education, there is one critical thinking method that I use in classes more than any other: the PMI, a brainstorming model built on the categories of plus, minus and interesting.

Creative and Critical Thinking Can Be Taught De Bono repeats throughout his writing that critical and creative thinking can be taught. Teaching scenario #1 When you ask a volunteer from your AP English class to analyze the Gettysburg Address, not one hand raises. Teaching scenario #2 Teaching scenario #3. Rationale by Austhink: Critical Thinking and Argument Mapping Software. Your Complimentary Critical Thinking Mind Map. Enhancing your critical thinking skills can be done with the use of a critical thinking mind map.

Your Complimentary Critical Thinking Mind Map

By mind mapping you will understand better the basic principles behind critical thinking. This includes knowing the fundamental traits of an effective critical thinker and the critical thinking process involved. How important is critical thinking? What role does mind mapping play in developing your capabilities in thinking critically? We will answer these questions as we go along the article. (1) How do top students study? (1) What are the best life hacks to tackle procrastination? The Warrior Mindset Part 1: Turn Problems Into Challenges — Warrior Spirit. This is a guest post from Shawn Rhodes, founder of Shoshin Consulting.

The Warrior Mindset Part 1: Turn Problems Into Challenges — Warrior Spirit

Shawn is a traveler, teacher and above all, a lifelong student. After growing up in the mountains training in martial arts and eastern philosophy, he followed his own warrior’s calling and joined the U.S. Marines. There, he accompanied infantry Marines through two combat tours in Iraq, documenting their trials and victories for international news outlets like CNN and TIME. While living and fighting alongside this tribe of modern-day warriors, he discovered the link between the warrior’s path and mastery in life. This is the first in a three-part series on The Warrior’s Path. The traditional role of the fighter – the person who trains from a young age to be skilled in combat – is disappearing. Samurai Mind Training for Modern American Warriors. Not long ago at Fort Bragg, N.C., the country's largest military base, seven soldiers sat in a semi-circle, lights dimmed, eyes closed, two fingertips lightly pressed beneath their belly buttons to activate their "core.

Samurai Mind Training for Modern American Warriors

" Electronic music thumped as the soldiers tried to silence their thoughts, the key to Warrior Mind Training, a form of meditation slowly making inroads on military bases across the country. "This is mental push-ups," Sarah Ernst told the weekly class she leads for soldiers at Fort Bragg. "There's a certain burn. It's a workout. " Think military and you think macho, not meditation, but that's about to change now that the Army intends to train its 1.1 million soldiers in the art of mental toughness.

Warrior Mind. TWENTY YEARS AGO, I didn't worry about my physical safety.

Warrior Mind

I hitchhiked, camped out, walked alone at night, with a young person's imprudence. This unconcern gave way inexorably, first to a growing caution, and then to genuine anxiety and fear. In the last few years I felt myself to be in a strange state of paralysis. My fear of physical harm, of being a victim of violence, had come to affect my behavior many times a day, limiting where I went and at what times. Sun Tzu's Art of War Strategy - Yoda (Character) - Quotes. Star Wars, Mindfulness, and Wellbeing. Yoda (Character) - Quotes. Instructional Design. Chris Argyris: theories of action, double-loop learning and organizational learning. Test Taking Tips for Nursing Students.

Study Skills for Adults.

Study skills

Learning as an adult. 5 Study Skills to Accelerate Your Learning. You may have heard that we now live in something called a “knowledge economy.”

5 Study Skills to Accelerate Your Learning

One big implication is the premium put on the ability to ramp up your knowledge about new topics. Whatever else students are learning in school, they also need to practice study skills that can help them learn more quickly. Having a solid base of study skills and strategies is even more useful after you leave school.