Critical Thinking & Decision Making for Pre-Teens
As our children grow into pre-teens stage, they will need to start making many decisions themselves. It is important to apply critical thinking in everyday problems.
MYM has invited Professor Matthew Yupangco to teach a 6-week online course of “Critical Thinking & Decision Making for Pre-Teens”.
This course examines critical thinking and problem solving in our everyday life.
- Professor Matthew Yupangco has a Master degree in Developmental Psychology. He is a Psychology and Mass Communication professor with 6 years of teaching experience. He enjoys teaching theoretical subjects such as critical thinking and decision making focusing on problem solving.
- Meet once a week on Friday 8PM
- March 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15
- Virtual over zoom
- PC/Laptop with internet access and speaker / microphone / webcam
- Zoom Client
- 5th to 8th graders.
Size of Class:
- 6 students per class
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will understand the meaning of critical thinking.
- Students will learn the essential aspects of critical thinking.
- Students will learn methods of good problem solvers.
- Students will apply critical thinking to a scenario.
- Students will identify common mistakes in problem solving.
- Students will identify thinking traps and mental locks. (Toxic Positivity and more)
- Week1 – Problem Solving
- Week2 – Problem Solving Strategies
- Week3 – The Problem Solving Cycle
- Week4 – What is Critical Thinking? Exploring Various Aspects
- Week5 – Applying Critical Thinking to Everyday Problems
- Week6 – Improving Decision Making Skills
Additional Learning Outcomes throughout course:
- Critical Thinking– to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. Students will be able to analyse, evaluate, or solve problems when given a set of circumstances, data, texts, or art.
- Social Responsibility — to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities. Students will demonstrate an understanding of societal and/or civic issues.