ANALYTICAL SKILLS LESSON PLAN
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1. Introduce the topic by explaining that analytical skills are essential in processing complex information or situations.
2. Have the students read the text.
3. Have students look at the cartoon and read the analysis.
4. Distribute the exercise sheet and have students work in pairs to answer the questions.
Debrief: Check all the factual answers. Round up some of the ideas they have for the opinion answers.
The ability to analyze information and situations is a key life skill that we use when we study, in the workplace and in our daily lives. The analytical process requires us to bring a number of different thinking processes to bear on information or a situation. A useful breakdown of such processes was provided by Benjamin Bloom in his Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (1956). He identified six types of thinking (the cognitive domain) that we use when we process information:
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