Higher Order Thinking Back

Problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making

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Intro to Innovation

Explorers will be introduced to the two-part process of innovation – ideation and exploration.

• Exploring Posts (14-20 years old)
• Exploring Clubs (10-14 years old)

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.

PERSONAL STRENGTHS

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

TWENTY QUESTIONS

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