Boosting Contemporary Teaching Methods for Europe

C1. Critical Thinking and Information Filtering – Decision Making in Education in Kristianstad

11.-15. 10. 2021 at Be-Creative Office, Kristianstad / Sweden

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Critical thinking is a term that tends to be misunderstood as a social perception. Consisting of mental processes such as reasoning, analysis and evaluation; CRITICAL THINKING is a form of careful, active, open to change and self-correcting, controlled and objective thinking.

Critical Thinking involves mental processes for the individual to be aware of their own thoughts, to distinguish between consistent and different ones, to understand others’ thoughts, to see differences and to recognize the environment. Thus, individuals can make better decisions and think more versatile. Critical thinking is the result of individuals’ activities to produce, use and evaluate information. The individual, in the process of critical thinking; It performs mental activities such as generating and evaluating information, consistency, applicability, competence, integration and communication.

Along with these, the instructors who show the success of filtering the required information will transfer the most concentrated form of the existing information to their trainees. In addition, they will support the self-learning processes by transferring critical thinking and information filtering issues to their trainees.

The purpose of this LTTA activity is to improve the quality of educators and education that organize adult education. If the quality of the trainer increases, and the quality of the educational content accompanies this increase, the popularity of the courses will increase. This will minimize the chances of giving up.

Using the ability to collect, analyse and think about data, personal life is enriched and, moreover, when the same skills are applied to problems involving judgment and choice in everyday life. This course presents basic concepts from statistics, probability, scientific methodology, cognitive psychology, and cost-benefit theory, and shows how scientific research can be applied to everything from choosing a product to criticizing media accounts.

Day 1 – Monday 11 October
Day 1 – Monday 11 October
12:30Welcome to B-Creative and Kristianstad       Ingmarie Rohdin
Speaker Martin Fredriksson

Introduction and Statistics.
Source Criticism
The key concepts of the course and its Education and Training.
Basic statistical and possibility concepts containing variable, normal distribution, standard deviation, correlation, reliability, validity and effect size.
The concept of knowledge
14:30-15:00Coffee break
17:00Dinner at the meeting place after the meeting
Day 2 – Tuesday 12 October
Speaker Tord Hansson
09:00-13:00Decision Trees. 
Teaching simple tools to predict the degree of association
Deciding between variables
Information acquisition processes
10:30-11:00Coffee break
13:00Free time
Day 3 – Wednesday 13 October
Speaker Ingmarie Rohdin & Åsa Hedlin Olsson 
09:00-13:00Decision Making Theories:
Studies on how to assess qualitative variables
The theory of filtering the right information
Presentation about filtering information.
10:30-11:00Coffee break
13:00-16:00Cultural activities
Visit to Åhus
Day 4 – Thursday 14 October
Speaker Tord Hansson & Ingmarie Rohdin
09:00-13:00Experiment and Prediction:
Use of newly acquired knowledge by presenters
Information filtering to find practical solutions to prepared theoretical problems
Team work and role playing

Presentation critical thinking 
Solutions for critical thinking
10:30-11:00Coffee break
13:00-16:00 Cultural activities
 Ekenabben, Nature reservation
 Lunch in nature
 Quiz walk
Day 5 – Friday 15 October
Speaker Ingmarie Rohdin & Åsa Hedlin Olsson
Giving the analysis of solutions by educators
Open discussion on analysis. Conclusion of workshop
10:30-11:00Coffee break
13:00-16:00 Certificates and end of the meeting. Thank you!