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Free Online Course From Future Learn: How to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

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2030/02/19
Free Online Course From Future Learn: How to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

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Future Learn is offering a free online course titled "Logical and critical thinking" to Improve your logical and critical thinking skills and Identify common obstacles to effective thinking.

Course Syllabus:

This free online course is eight weeks course, four hours per week. This free online course aims to help you develop and improve these skills:

  1. Identify common flaws in belief construction
  2. Recognize and reconstruct arguments
  3. Evaluate arguments as being good or bad 
  4. Analyse arguments using basic logical tools
  5. Apply basic logical strategies in areas such as science, moral theories and law

Associate Professor Tim Dare and Dr Patrick Girard from the University of Auckland take the participants on an informative and engaging eight week journey through the worlds of logical and critical thinking helping the participants to avoid these common obstacles and fallacies and improve their  logical and critical thinking skills.

Throughout the course, Tim and Patrick provide videos, articles, and assignments to lead the participants through the thickets of logical and critical thinking.

The participants will spend the first half of the course exploring key concepts in logical and critical thinking. In the second half of the course, the participants will apply those concepts in familiar areas, to help them develop practical and useful logical and critical thinking skills.

Outputs:

By the end of the course, The participants will be able to:

  • Explore key concepts in logical and critical thinking

  • Apply key concepts in logical and critical thinking

  • Identify obstacles to logical and critical thinking

  • Identify the components of a good argument

  • Produce an argument in standard form

  • Classify deductive and non-deductive arguments

  • Evaluate arguments based on criteria such as validity, strength and cogency

  • Interpret scientific, moral and legal arguments

  • Develop an argument "in the wild"

  • Assess arguments charitably

Who is the course for ?:

This course is open to anyone with an interest in improving their logical and critical thinking skills. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

About Tutors:

  1. Tim Dare Tim Dare is Head of Philosophy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  2. Patrick Girard : He is originally from Québec, Canada. he completed a Ph.D in Philosophy at Stanford University in 2008, specialising in Logic, and now he is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Philosophy, Not Specific

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents
others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
English
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