thinking

How can I think critically?
Analyzing and evaluating issues and ideas
Practice observing carefully in order to recognize problems
Gather and organize relevant information to formulate an argument
Recognize unstated assumptions and bias
Interpret data
Evaluate evidence and arguments
Recognize and evaluate propositions
Draw reasonable conclusions and generalizations
Test generalizations and conclusions
Revise understanding based on new information and evidence
Formulate factual, topical, conceptual and debateable questions
Consider ideas from multiple perspectives
Develop contrary or opposing arguments
Analyse complex concepts and projects into their constituent parts and synthesize them to create new understanding
Propose and evaluate a variety of solutions
Identify obstacles and challenges
Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
Identify trends and forecast possibilities
Troubleshoot systems and applications
Creativity and Innovation-the skills of invention – developing things and ideas that never existed before
Use brainstorming and mind mapping to generate new ideas and inquiries
Consider multiple alternatives, including those that might be unlikely or impossible
Create novel solutions to complex problems
Use lateral thinking to make unexpected connections
Design improvements to existing machines, media and technologies
Design new machines, media and technologies
Make guesses and generate testable hypotheses
Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes
Create original works and ideas
Practice flexible thinking – arguing both sides of an argument
Use visible thinking strategies and techniques
Propose metaphors and analogies
Transfer skills-utilising skills and knowledge in multiple contexts

How can I transfer skills and knowledge among disciplines and subject groups?
Utilize effective learning strategies in subject groups and disciplines
Apply skills and knowledge in unfamiliar situations
Inquire in different contexts to gain a different perspective
Compare conceptual understanding across multiple subject groups and disciplines
Make connections between subject groups and disciplines
Combine knowledge, understanding and skills to create products or solutions
Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies
Change the context of an inquiry to gain different perspectives

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