CRITICAL THINKING AND INNOVATION

PHI1CTO

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Thinking and reasoning are essential components of human life. But much of our thinking and reasoning is biased, distorted, and uninformed. This subject trains you to reason well, to think clearly and independently, and also to engage fairly with others in discussions and debates. You will develop useful skills in presenting, analysing and evaluating different types of arguments. You will learn to apply these skills to real cases from popular culture, current affairs, and philosophy. You will also learn to use diagrams and symbols to assist higher and more abstract levels of logical reasoning and systematic thinking. Because the ability to think and to argue clearly and fairly is central not just to philosophy but to university studies in general, many students find the experience gained in this subject immensely valuable, both within the university and later in employment whatever their subsequent areas of specialization.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHI1CRT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA Concise Introduction To LogicRecommendedHurley, P.J. (any year from 2006 onwards)WADSWORTH CENGAGE LEARNING, BOSTON, MA
ReadingsElements of ReasoningRecommendedMunson, R & Black, A (any year from 2011 onwards)THOMSON WADSWORTH, BELMONT, CA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Knowledge, analysis and evaluation of arguments on a wide variety of topics and from a wide range of sources (e.g., books, newspapers, radio, TV, YouTube) on a variety of ethical/social/cultural issues relevant to Australia.

Activities:
Online lectures/readings/audios/videos, regular short quizzes, online discussions, short essays, written feedbacks from teachers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Clear, precise and well-informed writings that analyse, critique, and develop arguments on a wide variety of topics.

Activities:
Online discussions, short essays, written feedbacks from teachers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Effective time management.

Activities:
Regular short quizzes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Wilson

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5-hour Exam (equivalent to 1500 words)26 01
Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words)24 01, 03, 04
Short Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Wilson

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5-hour Exam (equivalent to 1500 words)26 01
Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words)24 01, 03, 04
Short Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Wilson

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5-hour Exam (equivalent to 1500 words)26 01
Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words)24 01, 03, 04
Short Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Wilson

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5-hour Exam (equivalent to 1500 words)26 01
Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words)24 01, 03, 04
Short Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Wilson

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5-hour Exam (equivalent to 1500 words)26 01
Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words)24 01, 03, 04
Short Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 04