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Critical Thinking

TRAINING COURSE

Critical Thinking

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COURSE TRAINERS

Andrew Badham

Details

Critical Thinking is one of the most valuable skills you will ever learn. The ability to think through problems and present logical, compelling arguments will help you at work and in your day-to-day life. This Critical Thinking workshop will give participants practical tools and hands-on experience in evaluating information.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

o   Define critical and non-critical thinking

o   Work through the critical thinking process to build or analyze arguments

o   Develop and evaluate information

o   Improve key critical thinking skills

o   Assimilate critical thinking into you daily life

o   Use analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques

o   Prepare and present powerful arguments

Delivery Methods

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of six delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Classroom 2 Days ZAR 5,500.00 Get a Quote
Live Virtual Training 2 Days ZAR 4,500.00 Get a Quote

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Introduction Video

Audience

This course is a key course to help establish a foundation of solid thinking skills to analyse and interpret arguments and data.  It is useful to anyone in business to help them think clearly and make good decisions and is a base course for Problem-Solving and Decision making.  If you have not done Critical thinking in school - come on this course.

Pre-Requisites

Matric level English language skills is beneficial.

Course Outline / Curriculum

  • Understanding Critical Thinking
    • The first session of the course will look at what critical thinking is, the difference between motivated reasoning and rationality, and the characteristics of a critical thinker. It will also explore the difference between motivated and rational thinking, and the standards of Critical Thinking. 
  • Information and Perception
    • Next, participants will look at how our brain perceives data, just how much it misses and why we need to apply scientific thinking in day-to-day activities. This will form a foundation of understanding why we need more analytical thought processes.
  • Illusions, biases and fallacies
    • In these sessions, participants will learn to be aware of common errors in thinking such as cognitive biases and logical fallacies. We will examine a few of the most prolific biases and fallacies and how to identify them. We will also examine when we should and should not trust our intuition.
  • Sources of Information
    • Our opinions are only as good as the information they are based on. This session will look at where we can find information and how we can ensure the information is credible. 
  • The Critical Thinking Process
    • Next, participants will delve into the seven-phase critical thinking model. They will also learn about the standards of critical thinking that serve as the foundation for this model. Participants will then practice the process through a case study.
  • A Critical Thinker's Skill Set
    • This session will give participants some skills necessary for critical thinking: asking questions, and probing answers for more information.
  • Creating Explanations
    • Another important part of critical thinking is being able to clearly articulate your point of view. While having logical points to back your argument is important, understanding how to communicate those points convincingly is of equal importance. 
  • Dealing with Assumptions
    • Although assumptions can help us get through our everyday lives, they can be a major impediment to critical thinking. In this session, participants will discuss how to reduce the number of assumptions that they rely on.
  • Assertions and Proof
    • This session looks at analyzing assertions and where the burden of proof lies. 
  • Putting It into Practice
    • This final session will give participants some tips on preparing and presenting a powerful, logical argument. Participants will also have an opportunity to prepare and present a critical thinking presentation, and to evaluate others' presentations with the skills that they have learned.

Schedule Dates and Booking

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Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of six delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

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