We live in a knowledge-based society, and the more critical you think the better your knowledge will be. It provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information so that you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from it. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.
An individual’s ability to reason well is considered a critical thinking skill. Many of the definitions tend to focus on a person’s ability to reason. Reasoning occurs when we use our knowledge of one thing, process, or statement, to determine if another thing, process, or statement is true. When we apply reasoning, we use logic to determine “what follows what.” Human reasoning does not always follow logic and is often based on emotional bias.
Critical thinking is akin to the study of logic. It relates to how we make decisions and use our judgment. It is more than just an awareness of our own thought processes, or metacognition. It is about how we take action.
Critical Thinking will lead to being a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce your prejudice and bias which will provide you a better understanding of your environment. This course will provide you the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. It will lead you to be more productive in your career, and provide a great skill in your everyday life.
Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly.
Objectives for this course:
- Understand the components of critical thinking
- Utilize non-linear thinking
- Use logical thinking
- Recognize what it means to be a critical thinker
- Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
- Identify the benefits
- Revise perspective, when necessary
- Comprehend problem-solving abilities
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