Critical Thinking at University: An Introduction

FutureLearn Critical Thinking at University: An Introduction

University of Leeds
4 hours/week
2 weeks
Paid Certificate Available
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Make sure you have the critical thinking skills required for university
Critical thinking is a vital skill at university and later in life. University study introduces you to new concepts, ways of learning and requires you to think critically. You need to know how to question information sources and how to evaluate different arguments.

Despite critical thinking being so important, students are often unprepared when they start their studies. This course will show you what critical thinking skills you need at university level, how they can be applied to different disciplines and how to use practical strategies to develop these skills for a successful academic life.

This course is for anyone preparing to study at university level. You may be an undergraduate student or a new taught postgraduate student who might be unfamiliar with studying in the UK. If you want to be ready for a successful academic life, this course will give you the foundations whatever your discipline at university.

Critical thinking skills are also valued later life by employers, so if you want to refresh your skills, this practical online course is for you.

The course is part of the academic skills courses portfolio at the University of Leeds aiming to improve skills required for academic study.

What topics will you cover?
  • What is critical thinking?
  • A model for critical thinking
  • Why is critical thinking important at university?
  • Challenges to thinking critically at university
  • How can you improve your critical thinking?
  • Outcomes of critical thinking at university

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Jiani Liu
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