Class Activity: Critical Thinking Discussion

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To begin this discussion, introduce the concept of thinking in college and the two types of thinking as described by economist, Daniel Kahneman: "fast thinking" and "slow thinking." Fast thinking is automatic, emotional, and subconscious, while slow thinking takes more effort and consciousness, and involves examining problems, asking questions, making independent judgements, questioning authorities, and developing creative solutions. Ask students what it means to be a critical thinker and incorporate the concept of slow thinking versus fast thinking into the conversation. Ask for examples of how slow thinkers might address a problem differently than fast thinkers, and discuss how each method of thinking might affect the outcome or resolution.

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