THINKING CRITICALLY

EDU0CT2

2020

Credit points: 5

Subject outline

Students are introduced to critical thinking as concept and as practice. Students are encouraged to engage with differing viewpoints, question received knowledge and to recognise the difference between lower and higher order thinking. Opportunities are provided for the development, transference and application of metacognitive thinking, critical analysis and creative problem solving. Using the concept of World View, students interrogate their own identity positions and analyse how these social, environmental and biological factors impact their perspectives. Through a range of learning tasks, students develop capacity for reasoning, analysis and reflection. Assessments include a peer reviewed reflective journal and a short research essay.

SchoolEducation

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain and apply critical thinking concepts, relating them to metacognition and to lower and higher order thinking skills.
02. Identify that World View is individually mediated by a composite of biological, social and environmental factors.
03. Demonstrate skills in reflective and critical writing for academic purposes.
04. Give and receive constructive peer feedback in the context of developing a reflective journal

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 2 - 8
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 8 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal 500 word equivalence

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

World View essay (750 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 18 - 24
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal 500 word equivalence

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

World View essay (750 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 34
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal 500 word equivalence

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

World View essay (750 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 42
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal 500 word equivalence

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

World View essay (750 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal 500 word equivalence

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

World View essay (750 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3