CRITICAL THINKING AND INNOVATION

PHI1CTO

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Thinking and reasoning are essential components of human life. But much of our thinking and reasoning is biased, distorted, and uninformed. This subject trains you to reason well, to think clearly and independently, and also to engage fairly with others in discussions and debates. You will develop useful skills in presenting, analysing and evaluating different types of arguments. You will learn to apply these skills to real cases from popular culture, current affairs, and philosophy. You will also learn to use diagrams and symbols to assist higher and more abstract levels of logical reasoning and systematic thinking. Because the ability to think and to argue clearly and fairly is central not just to philosophy but to university studies in general, many students find the experience gained in this subject immensely valuable, both within the university and later in employment whatever their subsequent areas of specialization.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Heersmink

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline lectures/readings/audios/videos, regular short quizzes, online discussions, short essays, written feedback from teachers.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHI1CRT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

A Concise Introduction To Logic

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHurley, P.J.

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWADSWORTH CENGAGE LEARNING, BOSTON, MA

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Elements of Reasoning

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMunson, R & Black, A

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTHOMSON WADSWORTH, BELMONT, CA

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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. Knowledge, analysis and evaluation of arguments on a wide variety of topics and from a wide range of sources (e.g., books, newspapers, radio, TV, YouTube on a variety of ethical/social/cultural issues relevant to Australia.
02. Clear, precise and well-informed writings that analyse, critique, and develop arguments on a wide variety of topics.
03. Effective time management.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Heersmink

Class requirements

Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words each)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Weekly Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Heersmink

Class requirements

Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words each)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Weekly Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Heersmink

Class requirements

Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words each)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Weekly Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Heersmink

Class requirements

Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words each)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Weekly Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Heersmink

Class requirements

Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two Short Essays (equivalent to 1000 words each)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Weekly Quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO4