CRITICAL REASONING

EDU0CT3

2021

Credit points: 5

Subject outline

In the context of a range of contemporary issues, students are encouraged to engage with differing viewpoints, question received knowledge and to recognise unsound or fallacious arguments. Students develop and extend critical thinking skills by identifying, constructing and evaluating academic arguments. Opportunities are provided for the development, transference and application of the principles of reasoning and logic. Assessments include a peer reviewed digital journal and a short argumentative essay.

SchoolEducation

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorJelena Medan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesComparison and differentiation of different forms of argument. Interactive learning task to identify the key argument in written and spoken texts. Courtroom drama role play. Comparison of the logical principles used in AI and the psychology of human reasoning (trolley problem activity).  Ethical dilemma interactive and text analysis. Text analysis, digital journal writing, forum discussion. Argumentative essay assessment.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the structural principles of logical argument and differentiate between a sound and unsound academic argument
02. Analyse and evaluate different texts, concepts and sources for legitimacy, credibility, reliability and appropriateness.
03. Demonstrate skills in reflective and argumentative writing for academic purposes.
04. Develop and present a sound academic argument related to a contemporary issue

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJelena Medan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Digital journal (3 entries) (600 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Argumentative Essay on selected contemporary issue (650 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJelena Medan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 35
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Digital journal (3 entries) (600 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Argumentative Essay on selected contemporary issue (650 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJelena Medan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 46 - 51
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Digital journal (3 entries) (600 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Argumentative Essay on selected contemporary issue (650 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4