Critical Thinking

This course explores issues about the nature and techniques of critical thought, viewed as a way to establish a reliable basis for our claims, beliefs, and attitudes about the world. We explore multiple perspectives, placing established facts, theories, and practices in tension with alternatives to see how things could be otherwise. Views about observation and interpretation, reasoning and inference, valuing and judging, and the production of knowledge in its social context are considered. Special attention is given to translating what is learned into strategies, materials, and interventions for use in students' own educational and professional settings.

Course Details

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Critical and Creative Thinking
Number: 
CRCRTH601-02C
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017
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