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Design as a Critical Thinking Process

Design engages critical thinking at every stage of development. The initial concept requires both aprioristic analysis and empirical evicence (deductive and inductive logic), as well as a "creative leap" of the imagination into the proposal that is to be developed. In later stages, as the design process progresses through numerous iterations, decisions become increasingly refined by both research and testing of the design according to logically established parameters. Finally, when the design is complete, it is offered to a wider public for evaluation, which will take many forms and levels of rigor.

we make our students utilize critical thinking skills when it assigned a task in lab as far as reading the concern , following a flow chart and interpreting what is being asked prior of solving it .

Great training strategy. The more opportunities they have to develop their foundational skills in relation to problem solving the better prepared they will be to think critically.

Gary Meers, Ed.D.

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