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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Course Online : Learn from this online course and develop a better understanding of Critical Thinking and how the techniques of critical thinking can be applied to business and the world of  academia.

When we say someone is ‘critical’ in day-to-day life we mean they are being harsh and unfair. Likewise, a ‘criticism’ is a disapproving judgement on something. In ordinary life, passing criticism and being critical are things to avoid. But the term ‘critical’ has a special meaning for academics.

The way the term is used by academics is more like the way it is used by journalists. Journalists who review films, books and games are called ‘critics’. Their job is not only about finding faults, they review both the bad and the good points of something.

Academics use the term ‘critical’ to refer to being rational and discerning. A critical thinker is able to (i) recognise faulty argument styles, (ii) approach reading and writing without believing everything they hear and (iii) write in a way which is easy for others to understand. This lesson will brief you in the basics of Critical Thinking, and the accompanying assignment will allow you to practice your skills.


Learning Goals - Critical Thinking ADLCRT010

This is a 1 unit course. Topics covered include:

  • Learn what Critical Thinking is.
  • Learn how to approach sources critically.
  • Learn about admissible and inadmissible types of argument.
  • Practice researching and writing critically.
Practicals:   What You Will Do.?

The Critical Approach

Facts and Opinions

Fact Checking

Rhetoric vs Critical Thinking

  • Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning

Invalid Arguments

  • Ad Homien Attacks
  • Straw Man Arguments
  • Circular reasoning/Begging the Question
  • Argumentum e silentio
  • The Best Critical Writing

If you're considering enrolling at University why not consider ourUniversity Preparation Writing Package which combines Academic Writing with Critical Thinking. The combination package is designed to  equip and help pre-university students master many of the challenges that prevent them from gaining the grades they need.


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Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Prerequisite None
Course Qualification (Study Option A)
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Letter of Achievement
Comparative Credits InformationADLCT010
Course Duration and DeadlinesASIQUAL. Asiqual awards qualifications at levels 3-7, which equate to undergraduate and post-graduate degree level.
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small Businesses
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersFinalised with exam/test
Recognition of Your Course By Universities10 hours
Designing Your Own Qualification10 Credits
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