Critical Thinking Skills

We live in a knowledge based society, and the more critical you think the better your knowledge will be. Critical Thinking 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.

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. The objectives for this course are as follows:

  • 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 of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying Reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
  • Don’t Jump to Conclusions
  • Expect and Initiate Change
  • Being Ready to Adapt
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Logical Thinking

  • Ask the Right Questions
  • Organize the Data
  • Evaluate the Information
  • Draw Conclusions

Critical Thinkers (I)

  • Active Listening
  • Be Curious
  • Be Disciplined
  • Be Humble
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Critical Thinking (II)

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using Your Emotions
  • Being Self-Aware
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Evaluate the Information

  • Making Assumptions
  • Watch out for the Bias
  • Ask Clarifying Questions
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Benefits of Critical Thinking

  • Being More Persuasive
  • Better Communication
  • Better Problem Solving
  • Increased Emotional Intelligence
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Changing Your Perspective

  • Limitations of Your Point of View
  • Considering Others Viewpoint
  • Influences on Bias
  • When New Information Arrives
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Problem Solving

  • Identify Inconsistencies
  • Trust Your Instincts
  • Asking Why?
  • Evaluate the Solution(s)
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