Aquire knowledge, improve theories and strengthen arguments
Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. It includes the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking.
Critical thinking is not a matter of accumulating information. A person with a good memory and who knows a lot of facts is not necessarily good at critical thinking.
A critical thinker is able to arrive at consequences and conclusions from what he or she knows, and knows how to make use of information to solve problems, and to seek relevant sources of information to inform himself or herself.
Critical thinking should not be confused with being argumentative or being critical of other people. Although critical thinking skills can be used in exposing fallacies and bad reasoning, critical thinking can also play an important role in cooperative reasoning and constructive tasks. We can use critical thinking to enhance work processes and improve social institutions.
This course focuses on practical application of critical thinking. Critical thinking is one of the most sought after yet elusive skills. Many employers site critical thinking as the number one desireable skill yet few can describe what it means and fewer still demonstrate it daily. As a one- or two-day course, this is a short and fun introduction to thinking a little more deeply.
|Who Should Attend this Program||
Anyone who needs to critically evaluate information, both in a personal and private environment. Critical thinking is essential in the preparation for any interview or meeting as well as the evaluation of the information obtained from any such interaction.
|Key Program Benefits and Points of Difference||
This program takes a practical approach to critical thinking. It contains many activities and discussions as well as rules for creating sound and valid arguments.
|Program Delivery Options and Duration||
This training is delivered over one or two days. Two days is preferred to allow time for more activities and discussion.