Criteria Corner Activities:
Click on each intellectual standards term above for activities focused on each one.
Internalize These Essential Intellectual Standards for Thought:
The intellectual standard of depth derives from the fact that some issues involve complexity and thinking that ignores complexity will not effectively deal with the complicated problem or issue at hand.
Activity: Recognizing Superﬁcial Approaches
Consider the consequences of superficial solutions.
Identify a problem you have experienced at work where the solutions presented to the problem were superﬁcial in nature. If decisions were made based on this surface thinking, what were the consequences that followed from the decision? If ﬁnal decisions have not yet been made on this issue, try to think of some implications (or potential consequences) of following the superﬁcial thinking that has been presented to deal with the problem.