Wall of Barriers Activity: Analyze a Group That Promotes Positive Change or Advancement of Critical Thinking Societies
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Analyze a Group That Promotes Positive Change or Advancement of Critical Thinking Societies
It is important to distinguish dysfunctional group-centered thought and behavior from that which is either productive and useful, or neutral. Healthy groups can and do exist (though every group can potentially fall prey to groupthink, prejudice, bias, distortion in thought, and so on). Many advocacy groups have well-reasoned goals and processes for reaching those goals. Many families function as rational entities, concerned not only with the well-being of family members but also with the well-being of those outside the family. In short, many groups function so as to nurture group members, while at the same time being concerned with the rights and needs of those outside the group.
Think of some group in which people work together toward positive change or toward the advancement of at least some aspect(s) of fairminded critical societies.
Complete these statements:
1. One group I believe brings about positive change in the world is ...
2. The good that this group is working to bring about can be described as follows ...
3. If more people took this group’s ideas seriously and acted on them, things could improve in the following ways ...