- Is there a “tool set” to use for different experience levels of folks, aka beginner, advanced, expert? - @maiknog
Interesting question and I think there would be a number of different ways to answer it. For me I’d say for beginners to develop their self-awareness is the first step. Looking into areas such developing their active listening skills (to take in information accurately) and also improving their questioning skills (if you don’t ask the right question you’ll never get the right answers). Would all help to get them thinking and most importantly practicing critically thinking. Also looking into how they get, receive and ask for feedback too as feedback is key for learning.
At the mid level I’d suggest developing their self awareness skills even further by beginning to look into emotional intelligence. This will enable them to further develop awareness of their emotional state, begin developing skills to handle their feelings better, to understand other peoples emotional state better and use their emotions rather than trying to suppress them.
For the more advanced skills would be to really start looking at what biases are, how they and others are affected by them and what they can do to start limiting the impact of some of the more common ones.
The key thing to remember in all of this is critically thinking is a journey and is a never ending pursuit. You can always get better at doing it and helping others to do it too. I never followed the above steps but jumped around following my curiosity to where it lead me and I’d advices others to do the same. All the above skills are interrelated and will complement and build on top of each other.