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 Overview

Do you wish you could think differently and develop better problem-solving skills for those crucial moments when you need it most?

The ability to think differently is one of the most valuable assets any individual could possess, yet it remains one of our most underdeveloped abilities.

If you are ready to be that one person who sees the world from a different perspective, this easy to follow course to master mental models to make better decisions is the essential guide you need

Contents

  • Argument in the context of critical thinking
  • The link between reason and truth
  • Using different types of reasonin
  • Good and bad ways of reasoning
  • Fallacies – slippery slope, ad hominem, post hoc and false dilemma
  • Hidden assumptions
  • Different types of evidence
  • Assessing evidence
  • Trusting your senses
  • Questioning data and statistics
  • Presentation of data in graphs
  • Assessing proof
  • The effect of emotions on judgement
  • Identifying biases and prejudices in thinking
  • Arguments in different contexts and formats

OUTCOME

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use logic to analyse an argument
  • Identify bad arguments and faulty reasoning
  • Assess the evidence used to support an argument
  • Evaluate the data and statistics used as evidence to support an argument
  • Identify if emotions have influenced an argument
  • Recognise bias and prejudice in thinking

Entry requirements

The minimum level of English required to participate in our courses is Upper Intermediate or B2 on the CEFR.

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