Last updated : 08 Nov 2016

Critical Thinking: Improve Reasoning & Communication Skills

Summary

 This course is aimed at the development of critical thinking skills which can boost anyone's skill set and positively impact their effectiveness in all decision making contexts - as parents, employees, employers, students, etc.

Programme

This course is the basic guide for the development of critical thinking skills focused on argumentation.

Curriculum

Section 1: All about your instructor

Lecture 1 Elly's credentials and professional background

Lecture 2 Netiquette

Section 2: Six lessons on critical thinking

Lecture 3 Introduction to critical thinking

Lecture 4 What is critical thinking?

Lecture 5 Rhetoric and sophistry

Lecture 6 Deductive versus inductive reasoning

Lecture 7 Formal fallacies

Lecture 8 Informal fallacies

Section 3: Inductive reasoning

Lecture 9 Analogical arguments

Lecture 10 Evaluating analogical arguments

Section 4: Good byes!

Lecture 11 Keep in touch!

Learning outcomes

In this course you will:

  • develop critical thinking skills
  • be able to detect poor reasoning strategies in yourself and others,
  • be able to acquire greater clarity of thought, become more precise, and proficient at the presentation of arguments in defence of your beliefs.

By the end of this course you will:

  • become aware of your own thinking processes and better able to detect hidden and false assumptions,
  • become better communicators, open-minded, less judgmental, yet confident in your judgments.

Teaching-Learning methodology

Course based on transmission of contents through video:11 lectures 1,5 hours of video content

Assessment

Certificate of completion (55 (€))

  • Soft skills Communication, Analytical Skills
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Unknown
  • Period of activation Self-paced
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration Unspecified
  • Level of commitment required Unknown
  • Cost Paying * See platform for details
  • Providing institution Elly Pirocacos
  • Mooc Platform Udemy
  • Target group This course is for everyone should take this course. Participants don't require any prior knowledge to take this course.
  • Instructor Elly Pirocacos (practical philosopher - academic philosopher).
  • Level of assistance offered Availability of instructor (mail, discussing forum)
  • Keywords Critical thinking, communication skills