Evaluating Sources for the Technical Research Report
Students view information taken from various sources and decide if the material is acceptable for a technical research report. After choosing whether or not the source material is acceptable, the students read an explanation from the instructor.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: Basic Human Limitations
Learners examine seven basic human limitations that prevent people from seeing or understanding the world with total clarity. In an interactive exercise, learners identify ways to overcome those barriers to critical thinking.
This activity is cognitive. Learners will actively listen to a story activated by the computer. Then learners will take a quiz on their comprehension. Lastly, learners will compare their chosen answers against the answer key to determine how well they really did "actively" listen. (Credit given to Tom E. Wirkus, University Of Wisconsin-LaCrosse for this activity.)