Critical Thinking Summer Course in Dubai
Develop your ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate ideas and arguments.
What will you learn?
Our Critical Thinking course will help you to develop the ability to critically analyse arguments, recognise problems with reasoning and logic and evaluate the evidence used to support an argument.
INTRODUCTORY CLASS: Meeting The Course Director. Completing a situational judgement test. Identifying tips and techniques for studying online.
TYPES OF ARGUMENT: Understanding what an argument is in a critical thinking context. Understanding the link between reason and truth. Using different types of reasoning(inductive and deductive).
IDENTIFYING BAD ARGUMENTS: Developing awareness of good and bad ways of reasoning. Learning about some examples of fallacies – slippery slope, ad hominem, post hoc and false dilemmaIdentifying hidden assumptions.
EVALUATING EVIDENCE: Understanding why arguments need evidence and the different types of evidence. Assessing evidence. Understanding when we can trust our senses.
EVALUATING DATA: Asking the right questions about data and statistics. Evaluating the presentation of data in graphs. Assessing proof.
EMOTION AND BIAS: Understanding how emotions can affect judgement. Identifying biases and prejudices in thinking.
APPLYING CRITICAL THINKING: Assessing arguments presented in different contexts and formats.
SUMMING UP: Reflecting on your performance, including the completion of a final situational judgement test. Completing your Personal Development Plan by learning how to set SMART Objectives.
Summer School Courses
Our summer courses are specifically designed for students who wish to study intensively in a short period of time.
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