Critical thinking won't just benefit your studies; it can also help you in everyday situations.

Overview

Many students fail to achieve higher marks because their work lacks evidence of rigorous critical thinking. So developing skills in this area can not only improve your grades but also help you in everyday situations.

The Critical Thinking Skills module explains what critical thinking is and how it can be applied to learning and everyday situations to question assumptions, evaluate the reliability of sources and evidence, and compare propositions.

This module is aimed at:

  • prospective postgraduate (taught and research) students across all departments and subjects, to develop their critical reading and writing skills
  • current postgraduate students across all departments and subjects, to brush up on their current critical thinking skills
  • IELTS academic test-takers, to improve their reading and writing band score to 6.5 or above.

Module content

Study method

The study method of this module is distinct from any other online course because of its interactive features. Within the module, you will find:

  • diagnostic test to assess your current ability and personalise your learning
  • practice activities to reinforce new skills
  • journal entries to store your thoughts and reflect at a later stage
  • audio and video clips to keep your learning interesting
  • module assessment to test your understanding and check your progress.

IT requirements

The Critical Thinking Skills module is delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). To participate in the module, you must have access to an internet-connected computer (desktop or laptop). 

This is a technology-enhanced training module. Therefore,  you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending emails and searching the internet. 

Who is this module for?

The Critical Thinking Skills module is aimed at:  

  • prospective postgraduate (taught and research) students across all departments and subjects, to develop their critical reading and writing skills
  • Current postgraduate students, to brush up their current critical thinking skills
  • IELTS academic test-takers, to improve their reading and writing band score to 6.5 or above.

Module outcomes

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