Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and what to do. It requires collecting information and then thoughtfully evaluating it in order to guide decision making.
The Critical Thinking Skills Applied online course helps you put theory into practice. It begins with an introduction to the process of critical thinking and the characteristics it encourages as well as the common mistakes one should avoid. You are then called to use your critical thinking skills to analyze a series of case studies or real-world scenarios where you’ll learn to challenge information, recognize biases, and assess options among other learning outcomes. The practical, interactive activities deepen insight and facilitate your ability to actively translate the learned material into your work back on the job.
- Demonstrate the four characteristics of critical thinking to help you gather and assess the right information
- Follow the three-step process of critical thinking to ensure you thoroughly review issues and potential solutions
- Recognize and avoid the four critical thinking mistakes
- Apply the process of critical thinking to real-world situations