Critical thinking calls for the use of reasoning skills. Being an active learner rather than a passive consumer of information is key. Instead of accepting ideas and presumptions at face value, critical thinkers vigorously challenge them. They are constantly willing to discover that the concepts, justifications, and conclusions do not fully capture the situation. Instead of relying on gut instinct or intuition, critical thinkers will discover, analyze, and methodically solve problems.
Today, many people experience information overload. We are bombarded with messages urging us to believe certain ideas, purchase certain products, support specific causes, and live our lives in this or that particular way. How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truth from the myths? The answer lies in critical thinking skills. The ability to clearly reason through problems and present arguments logically and compellingly has become a key skill for survival in today’s world. With the tools you gain in this course, you will be able to differentiate critical thinking from non-critical thinking, recognize and evaluate assumptions, identify types of faulty reasoning, and apply practical techniques to achieve clarity in thinking and problem-solving.
After this course, you will be able to apply critical thinking skills and communicate your ideas with others in the workplace.
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