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Critical Thinking Skills for University Success

The University of Sydney via Coursera

Found in Higher Education
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

In this course, you will learn how to develop your Critical Thinking Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies. After completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Use critical thinking and argumentation in university contexts to improve academic results

2. Understand the importance and function of critical thinking in academic culture

3. Use a variety of thinking tools to improve critical thinking

4. Identify types of argument, and bias within arguments, in order to better evaluate the strength of arguments

5. Use evidence to support claims in arguments

6. Apply critical thinking and argumentation to real world problems and issues

Syllabus

Introduction to Critical Thinking in Academic Culture

Critical Thinking in Academic Contexts

Logic & Reasoning

Argumentation

Demonstrating Critical Thinking

Summative Assignment

Taught by

Katherine Olston

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