I’m studying and need help with a Communications question to help me learn.
Read “An Exploration into Research on Critical Thinking and its Cultivation” from the University Library.
Critical thinking is a valuable skill in every aspect of life. Consider the times when you have used critical thinking and how it affected the situation. In this assignment, you will analyze a scenario and use critical thinking to propose a course of action.
Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with audio recording for each slide, including detailed speaker notes. Local campus learning teams should present to the class and will not need to include audio for each slide. Online and local campus learning teams should follow these instructions:
Select one of these scenarios:
- A person trying to interpret an angry co-worker’s needs, expressed through a rush of emotion and snide comments, to give that co-worker some help and support.
- You are the manager and are having a team meeting. Two people on the team get in a dispute about how to complete a project.
- A customer leaves an unfair, negative review on an online site about services/products provided by your business.
- You and your friend at work both applied for a management position. You were offered the position and your co-worker was not. Now things are uncomfortable between you two. Your co-worker is only speaking to you at work when necessary and is not speaking to you outside of work at all. You don’t want to live with this tension, and you want your friend back.
- Your learning team has four members on it. You’ve been assigned a project to be completed for Week 3. Your team meets once you learn the requirements of the assignment to assign the tasks each team member is going to work on. Immediately, one team member begins asking questions to the team via email that demonstrate that he doesn’t understand what he’s supposed to do even after repeated emails to try to explain. When he turns in his part, the other team members note that it is poorly done. He didn’t do some of what he was asked and some of what he did either he was not asked to do or it was not even part of the assignment.
- Create your own scenario or use one from your own experiences.
For your presentation, you should:
- Describe the interaction/situation/problem. What inferences did you have to make or what conclusions about the scenario did you have to draw?
- Explain the issues in the scenario.
- List the questions you asked that demonstrate critical thinking. How did you answer?
- Propose how you would handle the interaction. How did you come to your decision? Describe your process.
Format your presentation according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. You should:
- Treat the presentation as if it were an academic paper.
- Make the first slide the title page slide.
- Include in-text citations on any slide that require it, revealing outside source information.
- Make the last slide the references page slide.