Critical Thinking, Critical Theory
This course is organised around a process of transformational learning which supports students to become independent and autonomous critical thinkers. It is premised on the idea that critical thinking is more than a set of skills. Critical thinking involves the cultivation of a critical dialogue between one¿s life experiences and the diverse theoretical traditions that have sought to give answers to the questions of what it is to know and think critically, how we develop criticality, and how we situate the thinking-subject.
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Trimester 1 - 2018
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The course begins with an introduction to the ‘ABC’ of critical thinking. It then moves to a critical evaluation of mainstream understandings of critical thinking through exploration of a diverse range of theories, including feminism, post-structuralism, decolonial theory and critical indigenous theory. It organises this critical evaluation through an exploration of how the theories differently understand a range of concepts that are key to critical thinking such as textuality and text, literacy and translation, theory and theorising, author and audience, polemic and dialogue, and reflexivity and listening.
Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 1
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