1. Analytic Thinkers have a mindset for looking at the solution to the whole problem. They have a guiding strategy and several supporting techniques at their beck and call to help them increase understanding and make the right connections.
2. Critical Thinkers evaluate the mertis and the faults of what they are learning rather than blindly accepting what the teacher or textbooks says. They are capable of deeper and more connected learning, and find learning more enjoyable.
3. Problem Solvers are intrinsically motivated to find the solution to a problem and are emboldened to tackly increasingly harder challenges.
4. Inquisitive Learners actively seek to understand the world around them. This forms the basis for learning science, math, history, and many other subjects.
5. Opportunistic Learners are able to take refined ideas and break them down using critical thinking to eliminate fallacies, falsehoods, and errors in order to arrive at substantive knowledge.
6. Flexible Learners are able to deal with ambiguous situations and provide a means to clarify the situation. They are able to cope with uncertainty, ambiguity, and frustration.
7. Open-Minded Learners can learn from experience, even if the experience is a failed one.
8. Teachable Learners are willing to adjust the quality of their work based on feedback. They are able to alter their course, mid-stream.
9. Risk Takers are open to the possibility of failure. They understand mistakes may be made and are not expecting perfection the first time. They are able to trust, rather than fear, their teacher.
10. Expressive Learners are able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. They can successfully impart their thoughts and ideas unto others, and present information in a cogent manner.
Posted by Ben Johnson. Posted In : College Readiness