Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an essential skill for 21st Century learners. In this course, we’ll discuss logical reasoning, evaluating sources, and more.
CEU Credit Earned
0.5
Time Commitment
Medium

Description

Critical thinking is an essential skill for 21st Century learners, but it can be challenging to teach. In this course, we will use research-based best practices to discuss: filtering information, finding and evaluating sources, avoiding common pitfalls of misinformation, using logical reasoning strategies, and seeing the value in other points of view. In addition, this course includes teacher resources, like lesson plans and slide decks, to allow you to use the same content and activities with your students.

Objectives

  1. Learners will be able to think critically using research-based strategies.
  2. Learners will be able to teach the critical thinking skills from the course to their students.

Additional Info

Prerequisite Skills

The ability to manage time and work independently on a course, the ability to read content at a sixth grade level in a digital format (or accessibility tools to assist, like screenreader software)

Course Grading Policy

In order to receive CEU credit for this course you must: complete all free-response questions, earn a score of 70% or higher on any quizzes

Technical Equipment and Skills

  • Equipment: a computer, tablet, or smart phone, access to the internet, headphones (optional), a personal Google account
  • Skills: the ability to navigate a course within a web browser, a basic understanding of using Google Slides

Accessibility and Support

This course has been designed to be accessible for all users. It is accessible on both computers and mobile devices like tablets and phones. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact us.

Disclosure

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Course Plan
  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: Define the Problem
  • Lesson 2: Research
  • Lesson 3: Apply the Information
  • Lesson 4: Reconsider
  • Lesson 5: Explore Other Points of View
  • Teacher Resources