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Mind Map Critical Thinking

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Decision Grid Part II: New Concepts

Part II follows the identical flow of Part I but with a twist.

Decision Grid, Part I visually demonstrated the process of how recall, memory, thoughts, ideas and stereotypes process within our minds o deliver a decision. 

In Part one, all players are instructed to consider one identical question "What is the meaning of the word __Rose___?

Players are given 5 seconds to jot their answer on Card #1 then turn the #1 card face down and pass the card to their neighbor.

Human beings are a diverse, imaginative bunch.  Depending upon the complexity of the initial question, the chances are great few responses will be the same.

Part two, players receive Card #1 from their immediate neighbor which contains their idea of the meaning of the word Rose.

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External:

What is the meaning of "__New Question_?"

 1. An individual hears, reads, sees or senses the question.

Internal

Internal:

2. The mind conjures up ideas, memories and experiences concerning all existing knowledge of the new word in order to formulate an answer.

Virtual

Virtual:

3. The mind incorporates this new description, sorts, shuffles, weighs and ultimately decides to formulate a response.

How does the new word relate or apply to the word "rose?"  A new memory forms which includes the new concept now associated with the existing concept of 'rose'.

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Physical:

4. The individual expresses their decision in the form of speech, writing or other form of physical manifestation.

 

 

 Next: New Question

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