CRITICAL THINKING COURSE

Description


Critical Thinking Course provides training in identifying support structures, perspectives and arguments. Additionally, you will learn how to critically evaluate the advantages and the disadvantages of a proposed plan or an action. Thus you will be guided if you are making the right decisions. can be made the first time. Learn the difference between left brain and right brain thinking. Remove the emotions from decision making, evaluating both sides of an argument and critical questioning skills.

Critical thinking is not a matter of accumulating information. A person with a good memory and who knows a lot of facts is not necessarily good at critical thinking. A critical thinker is able to deduce consequences from what he knows, and he knows how to make use of information to solve problems, and to seek relevant sources of information to inform himself.

Critical thinking should not be confused with being argumentative or being critical of other people. Although critical thinking skills can be used in exposing fallacies and bad reasoning, critical thinking can also play an important role in cooperative reasoning and constructive tasks. Critical thinking can help us acquire knowledge, improve our theories, and strengthen arguments. We can use critical thinking to enhance work processes and improve social institutions.

Critical thinking course involves a number of processes including identifying and evaluating specific situations. Being aware of any contributing circumstances and the potential results of your actions or plans. To think critically, it is also important to evaluate various perspectives (yours and others) to identify the resources available to you and evaluate the short and long-term effects of taking a particular action.

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Course Objective


  • Explore real-world examples of why critical thinking is so important in business
  • Learn to use critical thinking skills when making business decisions
  • Choose the right techniques to recognize assumptions and draw conclusions
  • Translate an abstract idea into something tangible
  • Minimize the impact of job pressures on your thinking processes
  • React with curiosity instead of emotion
  • Get a road map for developing your critical thinking skills

Modules


Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 1 
Course Overview 
  • Introduction
Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 2 
Understanding Critical Thinking 
  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
  • Common Critical Thinking Styles
  • Small Group Work
  • Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills
Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 3 
Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In? 
  • Left and Right Brain Thinking
  • Whole-Brain Thinking
Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 4 
Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making 
  • Getting Over the Barriers
  • Debrief
  • Morning Wrap-Up
  • Energiser: Puzzle Paradise
Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 5 
The Critical Thinking Process 
  • Critical Thinking Model
  • The Standards of Critical Thinking
  • Identifying the Issues
  • Identifying the Arguments
  • Clarifying the Issues and Arguments
  • Establishing Context
  • Checking Credibility and Consistency
  • Evaluating Arguments
  • Case Study
Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 6 
A Critical Thinker's Skill Set 
  • Asking Questions
  • Probing
  • Pushing My Buttons
  • Critical Thinking Questions
  • Active Listening Skills
Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 7 
Creating Explanations 
  • Defining Explanations
  • Steps to Building an Explanation
  • Small Group Work
Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 8 
Dealing with Assumptions 
  • Understanding assumptions
  • When are assumptions useful
  • Critically evaluate assumptions
Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 9 
Common Sense 
  • Reflecting on common sense
  • Is it 'common'?
Critical Thinking Course - Lesson 10 
Critical and Creative Thought Systems 
  • Tips for Thinking Creatively
  • Creative Thinking Exercise
  • De Bono's Thinking Hats
Critical Thinking  Course - Lesson 11 
Putting It into Practice 
  • Presenting and Communicating Your Ideas to Others
  • Pre-Assignment Preparation
  • Presentations

- Flexible length - sessions as short as 1-hour
- Cost effective - great group pricing
- Greatest impact in the shortest time
- Excellent Team Building Opportunity
- Certificate of Completion

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