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Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills

The Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Success Skill deals with solving problems by thinking them through and learning from successes and failures.

Indicators

    1. Formulates and clearly states relevant questions.
    2. Bases questions on appropriate reasons, explanations, and meanings.
    1. Gathers important information using all of the senses.
    1. Recognizes and locates relevant information (observation, experts, web, library, etc.).
    2. Distinguishes among popular, technical, and scientific materials.
    1. Looks for changes in circumstances that warrant a need to modify thinking or approaches.
    2. Determines significance of data.
    3. Cross-validates findings through multiple sources when appropriate.
    4. Evaluates conclusions based on quality of data presented.
    1. Clusters relevant data together.
    2. Distinguishes more important information from less important.
    3. Draws and presents reasoned conclusions from a source of information.
    1. Recognizes when evidence is needed.
    2. Identifies how research applies to the real world.
    1. Recognizes the relationship between the parts and the whole.
    2. Recognizes the impact of events or attitudes.
    1. Detects bias.
    2. Determines if sources are credible and if manipulation is apparent.
    3. Differentiates among popular, scientific, and commercial sources.
    4. Uses objectivity to eliminate faulty preconceptions.
    1. Addresses conflicts fairly.
    2. Questions how personal viewpoints influence thinking.
    3. Considers new ideas.
    4. Distinguishes between fact-based and emotion-based positions.
    1. Identifies problem.
    2. Applies the scientific method or a method appropriate to individual technology.
    3. Assesses situations systematically and comprehensively.
    4. Identifies alternative, creative, and innovative solutions.
    5. Weighs risks and benefits considering pros and cons.
    6. Implements a solution.
    7. Evaluates results.
    1. Considers multiple explanations.
    2. Makes assertions carefully, basing them on sound logic and evidence.
    1. Plans ahead.
    2. Carefully considers meaning of data and interpersonal interactions.
    3. Corrects own thinking.
    4. Watches for potential errors by self and others.
    5. Learns from mistakes.
    1. Seeks and considers multiple possibilities.
    2. Perseveres to achieve best results.
    3. Facilitates and navigates change.
    4. Demonstrates a willingness to take appropriate risks.
    1. Clarifies biases, inclinations, strengths and limitations.
    2. Establishes positive relationships with potential personal and professional mentors.
    3. Practices continuous self-assessment.
    4. Understands value of becoming an independent learner.
    5. Develops goals for professional growth.

Courses

The following are some of the courses that will provide assessment and artifacts for the Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills Success Skill:

  • ENGL1122 - English Composition I
  • ENGL2123 - English Composition II
  • MATH0044 - Basic Mathematics
  • MATH1110 - Geometry and Trigonometry
  • GS1000 - HC Cornerstone

Co-Curricular

The following are some of the co-curricular activities that will provide assessment and artifacts for the Demonstrates Learning and Critical Thinking Skills Success Skill:

  • PACE Climbing
  • S.T.A.R.S (Student Team-involvement & Academic Recognition System)
  • District Scholar Program
  • The Learning Connection (TLC)
  • Student Employment
  • Smart Start Program
  • Student Senate