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An introduction to critical thinking skills and dispositions within the domain of education. Focuses on the analysis of arguments regarding educational topics, policies and pedagogies. Provides a theoretically grounded application of informal logic, complex critical thinking and practical wisdom.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
This course provides students with the opportunity to: 1. examine argumentative texts in education; 2. practice skills of argument representation; 3. develop methods of argument analysis; 4. consider counter arguments and develop methods of argument evaluation; and 5. critically discuss research and theory relating to a variety of theoretical paradigms concerning argumentation and rationality.
The following list indicates indicative course content: * Close reading and discussion of argumentative texts in education * Introduction to informal logic, rationality and the history of argumentation * Methods of representing and analysing arguments * Principles of criticism and argument evaluation * Theories of argument * Research in critical thinking * Critical skills, dispositions, character and definitions * Criticisms of critical thinking and alternative conceptualisations and paradigms of practical rationality
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6290|