Soft Skills Courses

Introduction to Critical Thinking


Description
The pace of change and volume of information we encounter in daily life make it hard to think through decisions. Instead, people often rely on biases and rules of thumb, which trap them into drawing faulty conclusions. The most successful teams use critical thinking—objective and rational analysis—to illuminate the wisest conclusions.  Critical thinking is the ability to think reflectively and independently in order to make thoughtful decisions. By focusing on root-cause issues critical thinking helps you avoid future problems that can result from your actions.

In this course, the instructor outlines a series of techniques to help you develop your critical thinking skills.

What you will learn
Identify how to break down complicated issues into smaller components.
Identify the primary benefit of focusing questions.
Identify a problem's root causes.
Apply critical thinking tools to analyze consequences.
Comparing critical and strategic thinking
Minimizing bad judgements
Recognizing cognitive bias
Using counterfactual thinking
Overcoming loss aversion
Avoiding logical fallacies
Creating a culture of critical thinking
Content
  • 1. Critical Thinking Course Overview
  • 2. Critical Thinking Overview
  • 3. Section One Overview
  • 4. Cognitive Science
  • 5. Cognition _ Evolutionary Psychology
  • 6. Cognitive Biases
  • 7. Section Two Overview
  • 8. Logic
  • 9. Induction _ Deduction
  • 10. Formal Logic Overview
  • 11. Section Three Overview
  • 12. What Is Reason
  • 13. Subjective Thinking
  • 14. Objective Reasoning
  • 15. Motivated Reasoning
  • 16. Module Four Overview
  • 17. Elements Of Reasoning
  • 18. Standards of Thinking
  • 19. Section Five Overview
  • 20. Argumentation
  • 21. Objective Claims
  • 22. Rational Argumentation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever