Red Model For Critical Thinking

Employers consistently rate critical thinking as a top skill necessary to grow their organization, yet critical thinking training is often reserved for management-level and executives.

Critical thinking is everyone’s job

Every day, you rely on employees and co-workers to make objective, unbiased decisions to help solve business challenges. That’s why it’s so important they have solid critical thinking skills. The Think RED® Program introduces participants to critical thinking skills development through the presentation and application of the Pearson TalentLens RED Model® of Critical Thinking to real-world business scenarios.

The Think RED one-day workshop builds fundamental critical thinking skills in an on-site, instructor-led training. This program is designed for individual contributors, new hires, front-line employees, high potential/emerging leaders, or anyone wishing to improve their critical thinking skills.

Program Overview

The Think RED Program introduces participants to critical thinking skills development through presentation and application of the Pearson TalentLens RED Model: Recognize Assumptions, Evaluate Arguments, and Draw Conclusions based on an objective, clear-eyed appraisal of the available evidence.

Multiple real-world examples and activities are interwoven with content, enabling participants to immediately apply RED Model thinking skills to actual business challenges. This one-day program is designed to serve as a stand-alone critical thinking tool, or as the foundation for further skills development through follow-up participation in our advanced critical thinking workshops.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of the workshop, you will:

  • Define critical thinking
  • Enhance your capacity for careful and creative thought
  • Learn to utilize the RED Model of Critical Thinking when making decisions, solving problems, and evaluating opportunities
  • Increase your reasoning skills by learning to recognize common critical thinking fallacies
  • Use real-life problems to develop your ability to make individual, group, and organizational decisions more effectively

What is the RED Model of Critical Thinking?

By Breanne Harris on August 18, 2011

On this blog we reference the RED Model of Critical Thinking quite a bit as it is the foundation for the results on the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment, as well as a simple way to effectively approach problem solving and decision making. In addition, the RED Model is a key feature of the book Now You’re Thinking! which shares the true story of how a Marine battalion saved the life of a 2-year old girl with a congenital heart defect.

In this short video clip, Heather Ishikawa (co-author of Now You’re Thinking!) explains how the RED Model of Critical Thinking can guide you towards better life decisions:

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