[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st CENTURY SKILLS: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st CENTURY SKILLS: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

MODULE 1

DQ1

Do you currently use any specific strategies to help improve your memory? If so, please share them. If not, what kinds of things might you try in the future to help improve your memory?

DQ2

Based on your definition of critical thinking, what is the value of critical thinking to you personally, academically, or professionally?

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1

TOPIC: Critical Thinking Reflection

Assessment Description

Find three credible sources that discuss critical thinking. One source should be from the assigned and/or optional readings, (Topic 1 study materials), and the other two should be found through your own research from within the library. Read the three sources and consider how they define critical thinking.

In 300-500 words, define critical thinking and expand on what skills are needed to work through the critical thinking process and/or how critical thinking is enhanced. Keep the following guidelines in mind:

  1. The sources you found in your research may influence your definition, but your own ideas should be evident. In other words, your process should be: a) Read some definitions and descriptions of critical thinking; b) Comprehend or digest the information; and c) create a synthesized definition of critical thinking.
  2. Paraphrasing is preferred. Include an in-text citation whenever paraphrasing or using a direct quote. Keep direct quotes between 0-3.
  3. A reference page that documents the three sources you found (and any other resources you used) is required. Remember, all sources must be cited both in-text and on your reference page.

(Note: Do not simply reword the definitions you read. Consider how you will explain what critical thinking is.)

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. 

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 2

TOPIC: Persuasive Assignment: Topic and Audience Worksheet

Assessment Description

Review the document titled “Persuasive – Guidelines.” (ATTACHED)
Complete the Persuasive Assignment: Topic and Audience Worksheet.

 

READING RESOURCES

Search – Credo Reference (oclc.org)

https://search-credoreference-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/search/all?searchPhrase=critical%20thinking

https://search-credoreference-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/

https://www.newscientist.com/article-topic/brains/

https://www.webmd.com/brain/features/keeping-your-brain-fit-for-life#3

https://lc.gcumedia.com/phi105/persuasive-writing-website/persuasive-writing-website-v1.1.html

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2013/21st-century-skills_critical-thinking-and-problem-solving_ebook_1e.php

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Assignment Content

  1. Click on the links to access the electronic publications and websites, then view this video for a tutorial on the Internet reference list generator: citefast.  Use the citefast website to create a reference list in APA format for these electronic publications and websites.  
    APA has specific guidelines (italics, capitalization, etc) for each type of source.  ALL the sources for this assignment are “electronic” format and ALL journal articles were obtained from library databases (JSTOR, SAGE, WILEY, EBSCOHOST, PROQUEST), NOT from websites. Remember to analyze the URL to obtain the entity of any reports obtained from a website in PDF format. View this video for guidance on APA reference list citations.

    Examples:
    If you plan to use ANY information about legislation to change gun laws from the Brady Campaign website then the proper APA format for the reference list is:

    Changing laws: Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence. (2015, November). Retrieved from http://www.bradycampaign.org/our-work/changing-laws

    Source #1
    Source #2
    Source #3
    Source #4
    Source #5
    Source #6

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[Unlocked] resume

Submission FeedbackOverall Feedback

I think your resume and cover letter look very professional – you’ve used a mostly consistent layout, font, margins, etc. and you have some impressive experience working for a large financial institution – but you have not customized your cover letter or resume to the position you chose or the program you’re in. For example, outside of referring to the job title, there’s no mention of payroll, sick leave or any of the major keywords/phrases from the job posting. You also don’t refer to any HR-specific knowledge or interest and a good portion of your cover letter is from a searchable template online.

Please choose a new job posting for a co-op/internship position, consider why you are interested in it, how you are qualified in and then write a resume and cover letter that are customized/tailored to that position. You will need to score above a 70% to pass this assignment and course

Job posting link: 

https://ca.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=4008ba08eb89e586&from=notifcenter_webapp_labs_chat_post_apply_invite_notification

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

MODULE 2

DQ1

Do you believe the statement “perception is reality”? Why or why not?

DQ2

There are two parts to this discussion response:

Part I: Critique the two presentations attached within this discussion question. What do you think is done well in each and what do you think could have been done better? Consider presentation best practices. Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center. In addition, analyze if the content is well-organized, comprehensive, and informative.

Part 2: Go to the library and find one resource you plan on using for the Perception PowerPoint due at the end of Topic 2. At the bottom of your DQ response, please copy and paste the APA style reference to the article that you have found in the GCU library. Make sure to use this article as one of the resources for your PowerPoint Presentation.

The PPTs are attached below.

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1

TOPIC: Perception Presentation

Assessment Description

Imagine you are an expert on critical thinking. You have been asked to give a presentation on the concepts of perception and critical thinking. Create a PowerPoint that contains the following:

  1. Eight slides (one title slide, six content slides, and one reference slide)
  2. How all five senses impact perception
  3. The role of perception in critical thinking
  4. Speaker notes that elaborate on the bulleted content on your slides
  5. Three resources (All credible and at least one is from the GCU library).

Title slide and reference slide are included in the slide count. Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Please ensure the speaker notes include a minimum of 50-100 words per slide.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. 

Review the PowerPoint tutorial on the Microsoft website accessible ATTACHED.

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 2

TOPIC: Persuasive -: Brainstorming Worksheet

Assessment Description

Complete the Persuasive Assignment: Brainstorming Worksheet. (ATTACHED).

Attachments

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MODULE 4

DQ1

Assessment Description

Review the vignettes in the document attached below. Select one vignette and identify at least two examples of fallacies that we have discussed in class. Record the fallacious quotes from the vignette and explain what type of fallacy you believe they are. For follow-up discussion (participation posts this week), decide whether or not you agree or disagree with your classmates and explain why. Your responses should be based on the fallacy only, not the content of the selected vignette.

See the other Attachments.

DQ2

Assessment Description

As you are working on your outline this week, review your three subtopics. Do you see any fallacies in them? How will you avoid using fallacious reasoning in your work?

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 

TOPIC: Persuasive E-Assignment: Outline Worksheet

Assessment Description

Complete the Persuasive E-Assignment: Outline Worksheet.
Please review the grading rubric prior to completing the outline assignment to ensure successful completion.

See the Attachments

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[Unlocked] PHI-105- 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

MODULE 3

DQ1

List three to five of the most significant decisions you have made in your lifetime. To what degree did your emotions play a role in those decisions?

DQ2

Assessment Description

What is “emotional intelligence” (EQ)? How does it compare to IQ? How can your EQ help you? Is one (EQ or IQ) more valuable than the other?

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 1

TOPIC: Fallacy Study Guide

Assessment Description

In Topic 4, you will be learning about fallacies. This is a challenging concept for many students. This week you will use the template provided to create a study guide to help you better understand fallacies.

See the Attachments

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 2

TOPIC: Persuasive E: Thesis Statement and Gathering Resources Worksheet

Assessment Description

Complete the Persuasive E- Assignment: Thesis Statement and Gathering Resources Worksheet. (ATTACHED).

[Unlocked] Data Analysis

[Unlocked] Data Analysis

Given the following students’ test scores (95, 92, 90, 90, 83, 83, 83, 74, 60, and 50), identify the mean, median, mode, range, variance, and standard deviation for the sample. SPSS is strongly recommended for this assignment. Directions are attached and tutorials may be found here:

  1. State your results for the sample by inserting a table from SPSS. Highlight the mean, median, mode, range, variance, and standard deviation.
  2. Explain which descriptive statistic is best for this data set. Why?
  3. Conduct a one-sample t-test and interpret the results (use a population mean of 70). Refer to the attached document for clarification.
  4. In what situations would this information be useful?

[Unlocked] Research Report PowerPoint Presentation

[Unlocked] Research Report PowerPoint Presentation

In 10-12 slides, including the title and reference slides, outline your research proposal to present to your classmates. Speaker notes are required to provide additional information for your bullet points. Please see the attached document, “PowerPoint Instructions,” for further tips.

 The PowerPoint will need to include:

  1. Introductory section: including your problem statement and your hypothesis.
  2. Method section: including your description of the participants, apparatus/materials/instruments, procedure, and design you anticipate using.
  3. Results: discuss how results would be gathered for which statistic was used, the alpha level (.05), critical value, and degrees of freedom. (Do not create fake results.)
  4. Discussion: requires 4 paragraphs that include:
    1. Describe what it would mean if you obtained significant results. Then describe what it would mean to obtain nonsignificant results.
    2. Discuss how your study followed APA ethical guidelines, by discussing the use of an informed consent form, debriefing statement, deception, and obtaining IRB permission.
    3. Discuss any limitations in your study (e.g., possible confounding, lack of random assignment or random sampling, etc.)
    4. Conclude with a discussion of future studies that could arise from your study.
  5. Appendices: two figures, OR two tables, OR a table and a figure. For example, set up a table focusing on participants, include your individually created survey, use/cite tables from a previous study, refer to Chapter 14 summary table, include Informed Consent figure and/or Debriefing Form figure. If unsure, contact your instructor for confirmation of appendices.
  6. Reference Slide: APA-formatted reference slide.

[Unlocked] Discussion

[Unlocked] Discussion

  

Definition of Terms

Present a list of terms and definitions that relate to the program, topic, problem, gap, program, and project framework. Suggested length 1-2 paragraphs. 

Topic: perceptions of lived experiences of discrimination against African American

Please give each a topic and answer each question please with citations

  • Describe the background for your study and      how your question relates to the background of the study. Discuss previous      studies and demonstrate exactly how your project (answering the question,      applying to practice) will advance the scientific knowledge base on this      topic. Consider the following guidance:
    • Questions should be appropriate for the knowledge gap and current state of knowledge (supporting evidence).
    • Questions are cast using the variables or phenomena under study. The variables or phenomena in the questions are       identical to the variables discussed in the problem and specific theory       gap.
    • Questions are explicit in naming the type of relationship or phenomenon under study.
    • When answered, questions will make a  contribution to theoretical or practical foundations. The contribution to       the academic field and to the theoretical foundation must speak to how       the relationship among the variables or to the phenomenon addresses the       knowledge gap previously identified.

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[Unlocked] creativity

  

Overview: As we’ve seen in this course, researchers have found a strong connection between new and unusual experiences and creativity. Further, Creative Problem Solving methodologies require open-mindedness, the ability to defer judgment, and the ability to view ideas from different vantages The Creativity Assignment challenges you to pursue a new experience and reflect on the experience in order to nurture a creative personality and develop the abilities required to engage successfully with Creative Problem Solving methodologies.

1. New Experience. Choose an experience, song, movie, or food that you’ve never experienced before and try it for the first time. You can choose something you know nothing about or something that you have negatively judged without actually experiencing it for yourself. Whatever you choose, give it a try. In your entry name your chosen new experience, explain why you chose it, and describe the experience. Of course, please be responsible, safe, and make a choice that honours your own well-being and others around you. This section should be the equivalent of two pages double spaced 12 point text (equivalent for those considering a video submission).

2. Reflect Upon Your Experience. In your entry reflect upon the experience by considering a couple of the following questions: How did it make you feel? Did you change your mind about the experience? Did you learn anything valuable? Do you normally try new things or do you find it difficult? How might you work towards opening yourself up to new experiences in the future? How might trying new experiences enhance your creativity? Did you feel that this experience helped you think differently? How do you think this experience will translate toward your ability to be an effective Creative Problem Solver? Be sure to focus not only on the specifics of the experience, but dive into the more meta aspects of how this singular experience might impact your thinking and Creative Problem Solving ability more broadly. This section should be the equivalent of two pages double spaced 12 point text (equivalent for those considering a video submission).

use the following 

DEPTH OF INSIGHT: Did the entries strive for depth and include enough detail to facilitate personal learning? Did the entries connect to course themes and material? Did the entries draw upon personal experience or other relevant material to illustrate the observations and to make the responses individualized? Did the student complete every section? Is the Assignment of an appropriate length and effort?

ORIGINALITY: Did the entries strive for forms of novelty that are appropriate for the assignment and educational environment? Did the entries take full advantage of the medium? Did the entries exhibit the use of creative thinking skills? Are the entries unique to the individual? Was the diversifying experience novel?

STYLE: Was the entry polished, organized and appropriately presented?