Critical Thinking

Welcome to Critical Thinking! This course will help you think critically about any issue you encounter in the workplace. You’ll gain practical tools for analyzing, evaluating, and improving products, services, and processes. You’ll sharpen your logical abilities and avoid faulty logic. You’ll also learn strategies for improving the thinking that happens in meetings and work groups.

Clear instruction and examples present concepts, engaging videos deepen your understanding, and varied activities let you apply your learning. You'll measure your progress with quizzes and pre- and post-assessments. Upon successful completion of this course, you'll receive certification for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Use critical thinking daily to succeed on the job
  • Eliminate mechanical thinking and manage emotional thinking
  • Enhance memory of names, decisions, and details
  • Work to deeper and deeper levels of thinking using Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Quickly grasp new concepts and apply them to solve problems on the job
  • Use thought tools to analyze, evaluate, and improve products, services, and procedures
  • Work with graphic organizers, traits, and SCAMPER
  • Build arguments deductively or inductively to get a point across
  • Identify and eliminate errors in logic
  • Help teams stop “groupthink” and think critically as they make decisions
  • Improve the thinking done in groups and on teams at work

Table of Contents

  • Taking a Survey and Pre-Assessment

Module 1: Critical Thinking at Work

  • Understanding Critical Thinking
  • Breaking Mechanical Thinking
  • Using Socratic Questions
  • Managing Emotional Thinking
  • Using Memory Techniques
  • Building Understanding
  • Lesson Wrap-Up
  • Quiz

Module 2: Deeper Thinking on the Job

  • Applying Ideas
  • Analyzing with Graphic Organizers
  • Evaluating with Traits
  • Evaluating with SCAMPER
  • Creating in Three Ways
  • Understanding Problem Solving
  • Lesson Wrap-Up
  • Quiz

Lesson 3: Logic at Work

  • Separating Fact from Opinion
  • Building Logical Arguments
  • Recognizing Assumptions
  • Reasoning Deductively
  • Reasoning Inductively
  • Avoiding Logical Fallacies
  • Appealing to Your Audience
  • Reaching Resistant Audiences
  • Lesson Wrap-Up
  • Quiz

Module 4: Critical Thinking in Teams

  • Helping Groups Think
  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Making Decisions
  • Reflecting on Your Learning
  • Taking a Post-Assessment

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