Employability Essentials -- Think Critically and Creatively
Being a critical and creative thinker is essential in today’s workplace. It’s also crucial to your career success, regardless of your field or your position. Employers are looking for employees who can creatively problem solve to find answers that are best for both employees and the company.
Learners put themselves in the place of people new to a community. They listen to a woman describing potential neighbors and make judgments about what they’ve heard. They then learn more about the same people and decide if their initial judgments were accurate. This activity has audio content.
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