Essential Skills Quebec

By The Learning Exchange

Thinking

The ability to find information, identify and evaluate solutions to a problem, make decisions, and plan and organize daily tasks.

 

Take the Thinking Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you better understand your thinking skills strengths and areas you may want to improve. 

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Decision Making

How to Make Better Decisions:

  • Start Here  (2)
  • Decision Making Models  (4)
  • Choosing Between Options  (8)
  • Deciding Whether to Go Ahead  (8)
  • Financial Decisions  (4)
  • Improving Decision Making  (11)
  • The Impact of Ethics and Values  (3)

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  • On this page, you can learn 49 skills that help you make better decisions. These range from techniques for setting the scene for effective decision making, through tools that help you choose between different options, to skills for making go/no-go decisions. You can also learn how to make sound financial decisions, and make good decisions as part of a group of people with differing opinions. Enjoy learning these skills, and becoming an effective decision maker! 
Online Webbing Tool

The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing.

Problem Solving | Mind Tools

How to Make Better Decisions:

  • Start Here  (3)
  • General Problem-Solving Tools  (5)
  • Problem-Solving Approaches  (11)
  • Finding the Cause of a Problem  (8)
  • Improving Business Processes  (10)
  • Diagram-Based Tools  (3)

 

This page helps you learn 40 business problem-solving skills. On it, you’ll find out about general problem-solving techniques; learn skills that help you drill down into the root causes of problems; discover how to solve particular types of problems; and find out how to understand and solve issues with business processes. Enjoy exploring these tools, and becoming a skilled business problem solver! 

Thinking for Entrepreneurs

These Essential Skills workbooks will give you an opportunity to learn more about and practice the skills an entrepreneur needs to be successful. They will also help you find out what you need to learn more about. 

 
Thinking for Health Care Aides

A Health Care Aide’s duties and responsibilities can vary widely among facilities and regions, but the demand on their Essential Skills is constant. Essential Skills for Health Care Aides is a learner-focused response to the need for training materials that support and enhance the Essential Skills a Health Care Aide uses to perform the tasks of their workplace and the learning required to take on new tasks.

Thinking: Planning and Organizing Skills

Use these practical tips to help you improve your thinking skills: 

Thinking Skills: Decision Making

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Thinking Skills: Problem Solving

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Thinking Strategies

Use these practical tips to help you improve your thinking skills: