Instructional Designers: Harness The Power Of Scientific Thinking

To be clear, scientific thinking and thinking about science are not the same. Here I am describing and discussing how to think in a way that scientists are trained to think, and your employees not so much.

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Thinking In Teams: A Vital Survival Skill For Modern Life

If you google “the most important survival skills in modern life” you will come up with everything from searching the internet, connecting to a Wi-Fi, understanding the privacy settings on your smartphone, using self-serve checkouts, learning to cook, updating and installing computer programs, using social media, and forty other similar skills. What does not appear is the most important survival skill of all: Thinking. Let us talk about thinking and thinking and thinking in teams.

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Socrates Knew A Thing Or Two About Training Minds: Questioning As The Engine Of Training

As can be seen from the quote below, Socrates celebrated questioning. 2500 years later, we have displayed questioning and instead celebrate answers. My goal is to restore questioning to its rightful place as the engine of learning and training.

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Team Building: 8 Fundamentals, 6 Best Practices

Teamwork by its very nature is a highly leveraged activity: People from diverse backgrounds contributing their skills and knowledge whilst working towards a common goal. The rules, fundamentals, and best practices for successful team building do not change whether the people are in the same room or scattered across the globe.

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Instructional Designers: Should Improving Thinking Skills Be Your Topmost Priority?

If your answer is “no”, but you are curious, or if you answered “yes” and want to know more about thinking skills, read on. Either way, the key question is this: “What drives thinking?”

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