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Critical thinking and stress management

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How does formulating questions while listening make one an active learner and critical thinker?

Does formulating questions as one listens help one to observe or evaluate the material better?

How does questions asked assist a presenter and help them prepare for future presentations?

List the types of college-related situations that may cause one to stress (not including exams)?

What can one do about stress and manage the stress?

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This post examines the importance of critical and active learning, which consists in formulating questions and asking them, in stress management. Irrespective of whether the question is right or wrong, it makes one an active participant as opposed to just being passive. For instance, how did Copernicus' questions change the course of astronomy? Asking one's own questions helps to reduce stress inducing situations. Some stress inducing situations are: Peer pressure, family pressure (pressure to succeed), Societal pressure (pressure to be somebody), pressure from friends, government, etc.

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1. Critical Thinking and Active Learning

To ask a question means that one is listening attentively or has paid close attention to the subject under discussion. Formulating questions as one listens also helps one to pay close attention in order to see if those questions will be answered. Irrespective of whether the question is right or wrong, it makes one an active participant instead of just being passive. If the question is right, then it identifies the problem accurately, if it is wrong it helps one to see where she has gone wrong in identifying the problem. This helps one to understand the issue being discussed or treated. So, questions help us to know if problems have been misinterpreted, as Organ points out, "...examples of misunderstood problems can be found in the history of science. For example, scientists have asked for centuries why heavenly bodies move. Ingenious answers were proposed, but it was not until Copernicus asked a different question that modern ...

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