CRITICAL THINKING

EDU0CRT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to the principles of critical thinking through a diverse range of issues and arguments drawn from the humanities and social sciences. The subject is organised into four modules, each theoretically framed by a different disciplinary area, providing opportunities to develop, transfer and apply the metacognitive skills of critical analysis and creative problem solving. Students are encouraged to engage with a range of differing viewpoints, to question received knowledge and to recognise higher order thinking. Through a range of assessment tasks that emphasise analysis and argument, students develop capacity for reasoning, argument construction, oral presentation and academic writing.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course (ETEPB or ETEPM or ETEPS or ETEPWor ETEPK) Tertiary Enabling Program

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAntipodean PerspectivesRecommendedBeilharz, Peter and Hogan, Trevor (eds) (2nd ed)OUP, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
ReadingsCritical Thinking: A Student's IntroductionRecommendedBassham, Irwin, Nardone & Wallace ((2013) (5th ed)MCGRAW HILL
ReadingsDoing Critical LiteracyRecommendedJanks, Hilary (2013)ROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To define the nature of critical thinking and identify the steps in the process.

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02. To understand the link between critical thinking and knowledge creation in the academic context.

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03. To thoughtfully consider opinions and respond critically and analytically.

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04. To recognise bias and stereotypes and the way these can influence our thinking.

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05. To evaluate and analyse different texts, media and academic sources for legitimacy, credibility, reliability and appropriateness.

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06. To create and present a well-constructed, coherent and informed argument in written and/or oral form.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Creative presentation (750 words equivalent)15 01
Group oral presentation10 01
Research assignment (500 words equivalent)10 02
Two one hour exams50 03
Writing task (500 words equivalent)10 04
Written comprehension task (250 words equivalent)5 05, 06

Bendigo, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Creative presentation (750 words equivalent)15 01
Group oral presentation10 01
Research assignment (500 words equivalent)10 02
Two one hour exams50 03
Writing task (500 words equivalent)10 04
Written comprehension task (250 words equivalent)5 05, 06

Broadmeadows, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Creative presentation (750 words equivalent)15 01
Group oral presentation10 01
Research assignment (500 words equivalent)10 02
Two one hour exams50 03
Writing task (500 words equivalent)10 04
Written comprehension task (250 words equivalent)5 05, 06

Broadmeadows, 2018, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 25
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Creative presentation (750 words equivalent)15 01
Group oral presentation10 01
Research assignment (500 words equivalent)10 02
Two one hour exams50 03
Writing task (500 words equivalent)10 04
Written comprehension task (250 words equivalent)5 05, 06

Mildura, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Creative presentation (750 words equivalent)15 01
Group oral presentation10 01
Research assignment (500 words equivalent)10 02
Two one hour exams50 03
Writing task (500 words equivalent)10 04
Written comprehension task (250 words equivalent)5 05, 06

Shepparton, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 46
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Creative presentation (750 words equivalent)15 01
Group oral presentation10 01
Research assignment (500 words equivalent)10 02
Two one hour exams50 03
Writing task (500 words equivalent)10 04
Written comprehension task (250 words equivalent)5 05, 06