• Overview of the Course

    Critical Thinking is a skill that enables an individual to think with clarity and to evaluate any situation logically and with proper reasoning . It helps the individual to assess a situation from different perspectives weighing the pros and cons. Critical Thinking promotes rigorous questioning. The connection of thoughts and actions based on thoughts has been a matter of much debate right from the times of Plato and Socrates. Ability to connect ideas in a rational manner, ability to discern between real and unreal, ability to question assumptions and ability  to reflect upon possible answers to find solutions to problems require that individuals think independently , critically and objectively in all  situations

     Thus, Critical Thinking involves  the ability of a person to 

    • Understand the links between ideas.
    • Determine the importance and relevance of arguments and ideas.
    • Recognize, build and appraise arguments.
    • Identify inconsistencies and errors in reasoning.
    • Approach problems in a consistent and systematic way.
    • Reflect on the justification of their own assumptions, beliefs and values.

    In this course the student will learn - The process of Critical Thinking 

    • Observation
    • Analysis 
    • Reflection
    • Synthesis