Lesson 2: Advanced Techniques in Cognitive Skills

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Cognitive Skills


The objective of this lesson is to expand upon fundamental cognitive skills by exploring advanced techniques that facilitate sophisticated applications in personal and professional contexts. By the end of this lesson, learners will be able to utilize nuanced cognitive strategies to enhance problem-solving, decision-making, and creative thinking in complex scenarios.

Comprehensive Content Overview:

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Cognitive skills are the core skills the brain uses to read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. These skills are crucial for processing new information and for the execution of tasks. In this lesson, we delve into advanced cognitive techniques such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and metacognition.

In-depth Explanations with Actionable Insights:

Critical Thinking: Critical thinking involves analyzing facts to form a judgment. An advanced technique in critical thinking is the ‘Plus, Minus, Interesting’ (PMI) method which helps to consider all sides of an argument before making a decision.

  • Step-by-Step Process of PMI:
  • List all positive (Plus) points about the situation..
  • List all negative (Minus) points..
  • List what is interesting (Interesting), regardless of it being positive or negative..
  • .

  • Actionable Insight: Apply the PMI method when evaluating a new project proposal at work to weigh the pros and cons objectively..

Problem-Solving: An advanced problem-solving technique is the ‘Fishbone Diagram’, which helps identify root causes of a problem.

  • Step-by-Step Process of Creating a Fishbone Diagram:
  • Identify the problem ...
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