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So... Why ask Why?

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Elizabeth Engelman

on 25 February 2015

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Transcript of So... Why ask Why?

Why Ask Why?
Why ask Why?
The ability to question something is the human brain's way of making sense.
Asking "why" in certain situations can help make decisions that may change your life.
Critical thinking + Asking Why
Well-developed critical thinking is developed by asking and answering questions.
To think critically you must also think from other perspectives.
Why Should You
Ask Why?
Overall, asking why is the key to critical and creative thinking. One question may change your future, or the world forever.
Why is the
sky blue?
The sky is the limit!
Asking Why
Questioning all
Facets of the Situation
Analyzing
Seeking
Solutions
Evaluating
Outcomes
The 6 Basic Steps to Critical Thinking
Defining why a problem exists
Observing the Problem
recalling what you know; determining cause and effect relationships; and comparing, contrasting and connecting ideas
Change the World
Asking "why" has changed the world. Think about the invention of the telephone.
Ask "why" Right Now
What would you do with a million dollars? Why? If you were a color, what would you be? Now ask why. What would you change about your life if you could? Why?

Did you notice how you informed yourself about you? In research, it goes the same way.
Critical Thinking +
Asking Why
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