Critical Thinking out of the Box
Summer School for CUPL Students
- Online via Zoom
- Monday 4 July 2022 – Friday 15 July 2022
- Confucius Institute
An Introduction to 20 hours of Critical Thinking Out of the Box.
As Critical Thinkers, we force ourselves to accurately assess our own views as well as those of others (Linda Elder, 1999).” The attempt to be open minded, to think about how thinking gets itself done and to develop clarity of expression are all central to good Critical Thinking. This series of 10 classes will facilitate the Critical Thinker towards such useful traits as the ability to detect bias and balance, be clearer in arguments as well as counter viewpoints, utilise cautious language accurately while developing the capacity to enquire using thoughtful and relevant questions as well as towards gaining a greater depth of discernment. It is important to evolve such skills in so many aspects of our daily lives as well as in our academic studies. Therefore, this fun interactive course sets out to encourage students to participate in regarding such diverse subjects as questioning the weaknesses within the English language itself, or the moral side of murder, or inferences about art, or how movies may manipulate their audiences and even how Shakespeare can challenge our ingrained assumptions.
- Cautious Language
- History of the English Language
- Academic Paragraphs
- Art and Perception
- What is Cinema?