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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesVisual and written text analysis. World View planning and essay writing assessment and group presentation. Research text analysis

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Doing Critical Literacy

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJanks, Hilary

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherROUTLEDGE

ISBN9780415528108, 9780202118627

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Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBassham, Irwin, Nardone & Wallace

Year2013

Edition/Volume5th

PublisherMCGRAW HILL

ISBN9781259074035, 125907403X

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Antipodean Perspectives

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBeilharz, Peter and Hogan, Trevor

Year2012

Edition/Volume2nd

PublisherOUP

ISBN9780195575286

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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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