Thinking Critically

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Thinking Critically

Course Description

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  • Thinking Critically

Course Details:

Access Timeframe

6 month access to course content beginning on date of registration.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certification of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital and Print

Method of Obtaining Certification

Certificate of Completion can be accessed and printed from the learner's Skillport Account.

Additional Details

The completion certificates can be awarded only for assets that can be marked completed like courses, business impact/challenge series, testprep. The passive assets like books/videos would not be completed and certificates cannot be awarded.

Course Outline

OVERVIEW
Assumptions are necessary to help us make sense out of our world. Often we are not even aware we are making assumptions. Where critical thinkers differ is that they are able to spot the assumptions that are being made by themselves and others, and they take steps to find out if these assumptions are justified by evidence. They also check to see what others are thinking before starting down a path of thinking that snowballs into some inaccurate conclusion. Assumptions can get in the way of thinking rationally, critically, and unemotionally. We cannot eliminate all assumptions, but we can do a good job coming to terms with them as a natural, sometimes helpful, but often problematic part of our thinking process. This course defines what assumptions are, describes how different kinds of assumptions may be appropriately challenged, and covers the importance of seeking out the perspectives of others as a check on your own assumptions.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Individuals who want to develop or refine their critical thinking skills
DURATION
0.4 hours
OBJECTIVES

Thinking Critically: Coming to Terms with Assumptions

  • use lines of questioning to identify and check assumptions
  • distinguish relevant facts from opinions
  • seek perspectives of others when managing assumptions
  • recognize and challenge assumptions appropriately


OVERVIEW
The word 'argument' can mean a spat between people, or a lawyer's statement in court. In the field of critical thinking, an argument – like an assumption – is an expected part of the process of reaching a logical, well-thought-out conclusion and outcome. You and others regularly make arguments – because you want to make a point, or move an issue forward. An argument typically has a rationale and a conclusive statement, both deserving of exploration and questioning. When you say or hear words such as 'this is because' or 'so, therefore' – you're usually making or facing an argument. In this course, you'll learn to identify arguments, recognize persuasion techniques, explore arguments for accuracy and logic, and marshal arguments of your own.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Individuals who want to develop or refine their critical thinking skills
DURATION
0.5 hours
OBJECTIVES

Thinking Critically: Getting Your Arms around Arguments

  • distinguish statements that express arguments from those that do not
  • evaluate the accuracy and logic of an argument
  • evaluate an argument for potential bias and techniques of persuasion
  • choose the best argument to support a conclusion
  • make good arguments


OVERVIEW
Drawing conclusions is an appropriate expression because concluding – when thinking critically – often involves mapping out data and making it visual. When drawing conclusions, you analyze and weigh the data, information, and sources you have to support taking action. Even if you've verified assumptions and evaluated a variety of arguments related to an issue – you still have to reach the point of conclusion. A good conclusion is based on sorting through and out the data, getting critiques from others, and drawing it out/depicting it in a way that others can understand. In this course, you will analyze the process of drawing a conclusion into its logical components. You'll also learn about the use of questions and diagramming tools to assist in this process.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Individuals who want to develop or refine their critical thinking skills
DURATION
0.5 hours
OBJECTIVES

Thinking Critically: Drawing Conclusions with Confidence

  • recognize the critical thinking activities associated with reaching a sound conclusion
  • recognize effective questions to double check conclusions
  • use tools to help draw conclusions
  • recognize essential elements of an action plan associated with a thoughtful conclusion
  • draw sound conclusions


OVERVIEW
Critical thinking is useful for examining an issue or problem logically. This Challenge Series product explores applying the critical thinking process.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Mid- to upper-level managers and executives; all high potentials and fast trackers, including individual contributors.
DURATION
0.2 hours
OBJECTIVES

Critical Thinking

  • Not Available


OVERVIEW
Critical thinking is your best thinking. You use reason and logic to help you sort through data to remove bias, opinion, and emotion and come up with rational conclusions. It's a hugely valuable skillset, but it's not much use if it's just an academic or intellectual exercise. In this Challenge, you'll use critical thinking to evaluate different Employee Appreciation strategies in a telecommunications company scenario.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Individuals who want to develop or refine their critical thinking skills
DURATION
0.2 hours
OBJECTIVES

Applying Your Best Thinking

  • Not Available


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