CRITICAL THINKING

EDU0CRT

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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

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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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