Higher Order Thinking Back

Problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making

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ICEBREAKER: PROBLEM SOLVED

This session introduces participants to the creative process by having them brainstorm and then devise solutions to problems.

SETTING SMART GOALS ACTIVITY

Getting things done involves setting goals. Making a goal “SMART” is the first step in meeting it.

THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE

In this session, participants will learn about the global workplace, including the growth of international trade and commerce, the increased use of technology, the employment of Americans in the United States by foreign-owned companies, and the consignment by American companies of work done out of the country.

DECISION-MAKING

In this sessions, participants will learn and apply decision-making skills in a career inventory setting.

CHARACTER AND HABITS

This session introduces a seven-step process to help participants adopt good habits.

PREFLIGHTING AN AIRCRAFT

This session gives Explorers hands-on practice in conducting the preflight inspection of an aircraft.

FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT

This session helps Explorers understand the four forces of flight.

PERSONAL STRENGTHS

This session focuses on identifying personal strengths and appreciating how they can help guide career decisions.

Safety in the Auto Shop

Explorers will be introduced to the auto technology work environment and will learn about the importance of establishing and following safety procedures.

TWENTY QUESTIONS

This session provides a “twenty questions” introduction to important ideas related to preparing for a career.