Venn Diagram

A Venn diagram is an illustration of the relationships between and among a group of objects that have something in common. Like a web, it is useful when you want to find solutions to a problem with two or three symptoms or elements. To create a Venn diagram:

■ ask yourself "what are the three symptoms of the problem?"

■ write each element in a circle, and have each circle overlap (as shown on the following page)

■ ask yourself "what can I do differently to resolve each overlapping set of symptoms, or how can I use these elements together to arrive at a solution?" (circle A and circle B)

■ repeat the previous step with circles B and C, and A and C

■ fill in the overlapping areas with your responses

Example

You received $2,000 from the estate of a distant relative. You always wanted to travel to Europe, but you have also been trying to save money to renovate your dilapidated bathroom. In addition, a local nursery is going out of business and the landscaping project you have only dreamed about could be yours for a 50% discount. To help determine what you should do with the money, create a Venn diagram showing the possible answers and ask yourself which is more important or deserving between each answer.

Diagram For Critical Thinking
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To do this successfully you need to build a clear path of action by using tools if necessary. These tools would be facts, evidence and stories which you know they can relate to. Plus you always want to have their best interests at heart, in other words, you know what is good for them

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Responses

  • jessica
    Is a Venn Diagram an example of critical thinking?
    3 years ago
  • fearne
    How can veen diagrams help with critical thinking?
    2 years ago
  • kristin
    What is the purpose of venn diagrams in critical thinking?
    4 months ago
  • Maarit
    Which thinking map replaces venn diagram?
    1 month ago

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