How to Reason: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Sale price$299.00

Session Starts Wednesday 8th March, 2023

How to Reason: An Introduction to Critical Thinking is a four-week live, online course that will not teach you what to think, but how to think.

The ability to think critically is perhaps life's most important skill. Unfortunately, it's a skill that many of us lack.

The good news is that a little instruction in critical thinking goes a long way. Our expert-led training will radically improve your ability to analyse problems, weigh evidence, and reason logically.

You’ll learn:

- What critical thinking is,
- Common errors in reasoning,
- The structure of arguments,
- The characteristics of a good (and bad) reason for believing something,
- How to communicate effectively, and
- Much more.

This will give you a system for critically evaluating arguments and aligning your beliefs with reality, so you can see through bullshit and discuss important ideas with confidence.

If you want to sharpen your reasoning and problem-solving skills, then this is the perfect course for you."

Your Instructor

Dr Peter Ellerton is one of the world's foremost experts on critical thinking pedagogies. He is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Critical Thinking and the Curriculum Director at the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project.

He has consulted and produced papers for various organisations including the European Commission Joint Research Centre, the NSW Department of Education, the Australian Defence Force, NSW Ombudsman, and many private and public schools.

Course Structure

The course consists of four 90-minute classes and takes place in our virtual classroom over Zoom.

It is a live and interactive course, which features:

- Assigned readings,
- Live lectures,
- Live Q&A sessions with the instructor,
- and Zoom breakout rooms with your intellectually curious classmates.

Can’t make the live classes? No dramas! All lessons are recorded and accessible forever.

To maintain an optimal learning environment, classes are kept small — so be quick in securing your spot!

Class Schedule

WEEK 1 - How We Think We Think
- Common Errors in Reasoning

WEEK 2 - What is Critical Thinking?
- The Nature of Rationality

WEEK 3 - Arguments in the Wild
- Analysing the Structure of Arguments

WEEK 4 - Evaluating Reasons
- Clarity, Coherence, Reproducibility, and Other Values of Inquiry

What's Included

- Live online lectures.
- Live Q&A sessions with the instructor.
- Zoom breakout rooms for collaboration with other classmates.
- Downloadable pre-readings.
- Weekly homework tasks.
- Downloadable PDF summaries of the lectures and course.
- Lifetime access to the lecture recordings.
- A certificate of completion.
- The opportunity to make new intellectually curious friends.

Course Dates

CLASS ONE - Wednesday 8th March, 2023
CLASS TWO - Wednesday 15th March, 2023
CLASS THREE - Wednesday 22nd March, 2023
CLASS FOUR - Wednesday 29th March, 2023

Class Time - 7:00 PM - 8.30 PM AEDT



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