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This introductory class focuses on understanding the components and concepts that make up Critical Thinking.

We define Critical Thinking and explore the six steps in the Critical Thinking process, including; knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Obtaining and honing this set of skills will add value to both your personal and professional life because Critical Thinking is a proven method to solve challenging problems, particularly where solutions are not readily apparent.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the meaning and characteristics of Critical Thinking
  • Identify the steps in the Critical Thinking process and recognize how and why each successive step builds upon the previous step
  • Recognize prevalent traits amongst critical thinkers
  • Discover how reasoning and our own constructs are used to either support or discount our own thoughts and ideas as well as those of others 
  • Explore what it means to understand, apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information for the purposes of arriving at a solid Critical Thinking conclusion
Last updated/reviewed: October 19, 2017

6 Reviews (19 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
This course renewed my confidence in my Critical Thinking Skills. I’ve always been good at analizing issues and I’m highly intuitive. This intuitive ability made me question my Critical Thinking however, I don’t anymore. Thank you for this easy course to follow.
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Anonymous Author
I found the course somewhat simplistic and it contained a fair amount of gratuitous repetition in some places. In particular, the course review section seemed unnecessary given the length of the course.
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Member's Profile
Critical thinking is an essential skill that can be applied in everyday decision-making, fact-finding processes. I highly recommend this course.
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Anonymous Author
Good information but the speaker was a bit monotonous and it was more difficult to stay interested.
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Member's Profile
Very in depth and informative look at the critical thinking process.
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Anonymous Author
good!

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW
  1:48Introduction to Critical Thinking: How to Think Logically
  5:52Critical Thinking and its Components
  7:31Prevalent Traits in Critical Thinking
Six Steps in the Critical Thinking process
  6:49Knowledge
  6:06Understanding
  3:38Application
  16:25Analysis
  3:09Synthesis
  6:04Evaluation
CONCLUSION
  11:01Course Review
Continuous Play
  1:08:24Critical Thinking: How to Think Logically
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Critical Thinking: How to Think Logically
  PDFCritical Thinking: How to Think Logically Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM