Using the concepts of logical fallacies (flaws in logic) and the simple like/dislike buttons, people voted up the arguments that they felt best made their case.
The best and strongest arguments would then float to the top and the results shown.
Working in small groups, they then added arguments to be shared more widely as part of the collaborative learning exercise. With the opposing views captured, this became the perfect fodder for a healthy debate.
But we wanted to take it one step further to work out which arguments were the strongest.
That’s why Andrew Carnegie said that the first prerequisite for success is to concentrate your thoughts and your energies on the task at hand.
And here is the prime condition of success, the great secret.
The goal was to focus on the strongest arguments put forward by the each side.
Running through the ideas allowed people to comment and to support and challenge what was being said by their peers.
Critical thinking is a skill that only few possess. Do you want to develop the skill to think with strategic intent and direction?
Do you want to develop your critical thinking skills?