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Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course (ETEPB or ETEPM or ETEPS or ETEPWor ETEPK) Tertiary Enabling Program
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Antipodean Perspectives||Recommended||Beilharz, Peter and Hogan, Trevor (eds) (2nd ed)||OUP, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND|
|Readings||Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction||Recommended||Bassham, Irwin, Nardone & Wallace ((2013) (5th ed)||MCGRAW HILL|
|Readings||Doing Critical Literacy||Recommended||Janks, Hilary (2013)||ROUTLEDGE|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. To define the nature of critical thinking and identify the steps in the process.
02. To understand the link between critical thinking and knowledge creation in the academic context.
03. To thoughtfully consider opinions and respond critically and analytically.
04. To recognise bias and stereotypes and the way these can influence our thinking.
05. To evaluate and analyse different texts, media and academic sources for legitimacy, credibility, reliability and appropriateness.
06. To create and present a well-constructed, coherent and informed argument in written and/or oral form.
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