Open Your Mind: The Seven Keys to Thinking Critically

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Allen & Unwin, 2004 - Psychology - 228 pages
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This guide to thinking in new ways serves as a wake-up call for the brain and an opportunity to break routine and think about the world in a new way. The seven keys of critical thinking are taught and put into practice with simple exercises designed to improve approaches to thinking. Enjoying critical thinking, starting with basic questions, and becoming a catalyst and a poet are among the strategies provided. Following these steps, readers are enabled to change their habits, use their minds actively, gain confidence in finding diverse solutions, and invent new possibilities.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
THE SEVEN KEYS 13
Enjoy thinking critically 21
Start with basic questions 32
Become an encourager 45
Think critically in a group 58
Become a catalyst 74
Become a poet 92
Become a creator 117
Turning the Seven Keys 139
THINKING ABOUT THINKING 147
What s your critical thinking profile? 155
A close look at thinking critically 172
Our thinking is but star dust 214
Concluding remarks 221
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\Dr. Francesco Sofo is the head of the human resources development program at the University of Canberra in Australia. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, where he is a regular speaker.

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