Critical Thinking


Developing skills to effectively reason through problems and present arguments in a logical, compelling way is a necessity in today’s critical.  Critical Thinking training course will give students some practical tools and hands-on experience.

Participants learn how to:

  • Define critical and non-critical thinking
  • Identify their thinking style(s), including areas of strength and improvement
  • Work through the process to build or analyze arguments
  • Improve key skills, including active listening and questioning
  • Use analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques
  • Prepare and present a powerful arguments

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Course outline

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Understanding Critical Thinking

Session Three: Where Do Other Types of Thinking Fit In?

Session Four: Pitfalls to Reasoned Decision Making

Session Five: The Critical Thinking Process

Session Six: A Critical Thinker’s Skill Set

Session Seven: Creating Explanations

Session Eight: Dealing with Assumptions

Session Nine: Common Sense

Session Ten: Critical and Creative Thought Systems

Session Eleven: Putting It Into Practice


Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Personal Action Plan