Best Critical Thinking Courses

Find the best online Critical Thinking Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Critical Thinking Courses.

Discover your Energy Body

The ChakraSchool Guide to Mastering your Chakras, Revealing the Secret World Within, and Having your Mind Blown.

Created by James Seriph - Irreverent Spiritual Teacher and Energy Healer

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Students: 95710, Price: Free

Students: 95710, Price:  Free

Are you ready to discover a new world with me?

You are not just a physical body---you have an energy body as well...and understanding this energy body will allow you to change or upgrade your life much more easily. The best model I have found for this is the Chakras.

Join me as I take you through your energy body and entertain you, enlighten you, and blow your mind---this is a course to watch in a few sittings and begin down the path of discovering there is much more going on inside you than you realized. You will learn :

  • What the 7 Chakras are and how to begin healing them
  • How some very successful people leverage mastery of their chakras to achieve great results
  • How many of your problems and issues are linked with the one Chakra you have trouble with
  • How to better understand EVERYONE around you

How to Change Your Thinking & become more Positive

Quick inspirational video tips to shift your perceptions so that you can live the life you deserve.

Created by Wolfgang Riebe - Memorable Magical Moments

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Students: 69063, Price: Free

Students: 69063, Price:  Free

Over 65 500 students have taken this course on Udemy!

Here are some reviews:

"His honesty is on point and his lessons are priceless. More people need to hear this before age 20!!!"

"I love the honesty and how the presenter doesn't beat around the bush."

"I really enjoyed Wolfgang Riebe's course. He has great insights, and is very honest about himself and passionate about what he shares, and down-to-earth as well as funny at times. He really cares, and it makes viewers able to relate to him. I recommend the course to anybody who wants to get a better outlook on life and see things a little more positively."

"Yes Wolfgang was true and right on how he commented about how the world is. I liked how Wolfgang also admits that somethings can frustrate him, in which he was honest. Even the quotations were right and had meaning to them. I did enjoy this course and it was my first time I discovered this man Wolfgang Riebe."

"Once the videos started, I did not think I would bond with them, but actually some of the tips are pretty good and are common sense really. The short videos on each section are digestible and you can dip in and out of them."

"I like how the speaker speaks, I mean like speaking in a very positive tone and makes u want to focus more on what is he talking and I like the quotes given for every category."

ABOUT THE COURSE

This is not so much a course, but a collection of 20 assorted YouTube videos from my channel about life. As we are all different and everyone enjoys different ways of learning I have taken 10 topics where I personally discuss various topics, followed by the remaining 10 videos with quotations to music, also on various topics.

DISCLAIMER:

This course is about MY views of life. It is a straight forward, no holds barred, authentic and down to earth. Hence I get it that not everyone will agree with my points of view.

A speaker colleague of mine once said that if 51% of people like you, you are on a winning streak. Of all the reviews - over 95% have enjoyed the course and appreciated my frankness. It's not a course for everyone! Why? I believe that with all the political correctness, greed and entitlement today, we need more people to be openly frank and call a 'spade a spade'. Sadly, not everyone likes hearing this! Remember, this is a free course no one is forcing you to watch it! All I'm doing is trying to leave a legacy and make the world a better place. I trust that those of you who decide to watch this course see and realise that I am speaking honestly from the heart and my only desire is to try and help you find meaning within this crazy world we live it.

Master Cognitive Biases and Improve Your Critical Thinking

Upgrade Your Mindware! Master Cognitive Biases and Learn New Strategies to Improve the Quality of Your Thinking

Created by Kevin deLaplante - PhD, Philosopher, Founder of the Critical Thinker Academy

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Students: 24490, Price: $94.99

Students: 24490, Price:  Paid

Critical thinking is one of the most important skills anyone can learn. Let philosopher Kevin deLaplante introduce you to the cutting edge of critical thinking education, with this entertaining and enlightening introduction to cognitive biases and their importance for critical thinking. 

Interest in Cognitive Bias Training Has Exploded

Books and articles on the impact of cognitive biases in business, finance, management, teaching, science, politics, and many other fields, have exploded in popularity in recent years. Many industries have started offering cognitive bias training to management and workers, and the trend is growing. 

Benefits of Understanding and Mastering Cognitive Biases 

Cognitive biases undermine critical thinking by making us vulnerable to faulty beliefs and bad decisions. Cognitive bias training is motivated by a desire to avoid disasters, improve performance, and promote social justice. 

The good news is that there are proven strategies for neutralizing or minimizing the negative effects of cognitive biases. These "debiasing" techniques can be surprisingly simple and effective. 

What You Will Learn in This Course

This course will get you up to speed on what cognitive biases are, why they're important for critical thinking, why cognitive bias training has become popular, and what sorts of "debiasing" techniques have been shown to be effective in improving the quality of thinking and decision-making.

Check out the free preview videos in the "Getting Started" section for a full breakdown of the topics covered in the course, and how the course is organized!

Productivity: Time Management, Focus and Success

How To Become More Productive And Manage Your Time Properly

Created by Noah ​Merriby - Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur & Award-Winning Speaker

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Students: 23447, Price: Free

Students: 23447, Price:  Free

In this course, we will go through the Scientific Background of learning strategies and how it learning works, memory and how you can control it and use it to your advantage, speed reading and how to read way more in less time while ensuring proper comprehension of the content. You will learn the fundamental scientific basis behind productivity and time management.

If you want to boost your productivity and become more productive, you are already ahead of tons of people who don't understand the importance of being productive.. Yet.

We even went beyond that to explain different concepts related to your daily life that, by controlling, you can even take it up a notch and control some of the detrimental habits that you have

The World of Design Thinking

Human-centered design for solving wicked problems

Created by Falk Uebernickel - Professor for Design Thinking and Innovation Research

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Students: 17186, Price: Free

Students: 17186, Price:  Free

Design Thinking is a human-centered method and set of principles for solving wicked problems. Nowadays it is being used for product, service and business model innovation. Thereby it takes advantages of new digital technologies, rapid prototyping, field research techniques and creativity methods. 

This course will provide you with 17-course modules an overview of the essential steps and techniques. You will learn about the process of Design Thinking, Needfinding, Synthesis, Ideation, Prototyping and Testing.

Each modules uses short videos to explain the teaching content, and we provide further readings and materials as well. The objective is to equip you with the ABC for Design Thinking.

Social Confidence for Introverts

Enhance your social skills and see instant results

Created by TJ Guttormsen - Communication Coach

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Students: 14216, Price: Free

Students: 14216, Price:  Free

Are you an introvert who lacks the confidence and communication tools that allow you to enjoy socializing and networking?

Do you wish you could effortlessly create the kind of conversations and relationships you genuinely enjoy?

Have other confidence programs and “gurus” left you feeling shortchanged or offered only short-term relief?

Welcome to Social Confidence for Introverts, the unrivaled personal-transformation program created by Norway’s most high-profile “social coach,” TJ Guttormsen. For over a decade, TJ has helped thousands of people who identify as introverts achieve breathtaking results that stick.

"Best course by a long shot! The way TJ explains and breaks everything down is absolutely brilliant! For me personally, best teacher on here and I couldn’t recommend this course enough. Have already downloaded TJ’s other course and can’t wait to get started." - BEN YATES, UDEMY STUDENT

"It was an amazing experience through out. It is beyond the expectation. I have boosted my skills and pretty confident now. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience." - JAYSHREE VYKUNTAM, UDEMY STUDENT

With more than 100 national media appearances to date, TJ’s expertise on the subject of social confidence is widely sought after by television, radio, newspaper and magazine reporters.

Over the past decade, TJ has shared the stage with many celebrated self-help experts and change-work practitioners. He has also published books, produced courses, taught workshops and performed 1-to-1 coaching with astoundingly powerful results that have surprised the industry.

TJ’s work is backed up by three university degrees in psychology and pedagogy—as well as a Mensa qualification.

"I've bought and read so many books, watched so many different social skills videos on different platforms, and read so many articles. After taking TJ's course (and for FREE), I felt empowered that I actually have practical techniques now that I can try out and get better at. The section about super ego, and the 3 ingredients to a successful conversation is so eye-opening! I'm dead serious at improving my social skills, and if you are too then TJ is a great teacher, very straight to the point, he explains concepts so well, and the techniques he discusses are actually something that's easy to grasp and apply right after learning about it. Because of this I bought all of his courses, and I think you should too! Just don't forget to actually go through them all after buying, and actively apply his teachings to get results." - ADMOR ALOYSIOUS AGUILAR, UDEMY STUDENT

"This free course has been vastly superior to other paid Udemy courses..." - PAUL, UDEMY STUDENT

The three pillars of social confidence

With a sharp focus on mind mastery, social awareness, and artful communication, the program takes students on a remarkable journey of self-discovery rooted in the most advanced and sophisticated modern approaches to human psychology.

"This is a wonderful course. Up to the point and very well presented. But it is not only the information that is well researched and presented in an easy understandable and structured way.

What makes this course so special is that TJ Guttormsen makes an excellent job presenting the material. His body language, voice, tone and even his eye movements underline his credibility and underline that he lives according to his standards. So to wrap it up, if there were 10 point to give, I'd give it a 12!!!" - CLAUDIA TOMASCHECK, UDEMY STUDENT

"A real eye opener I love how you broke it down. I now understand why I react a certain way compared to my extrovert friends. This will help me move out of my comfort zone and grow as an individual. Thanks so much." - CAROLE RAMOS, UDEMY STUDENT

By unmasking the dark psychological programming holding most introverts back, the program is designed to quickly and dramatically upgrade your self-confidence, revolutionize your relationships and enhance how others perceive you.

Inside you will discover the three pillars of social confidence:

1. A solid grasp of how your own mind works

2. A deep understanding of other people’s thoughts and emotions

3. The art of connecting instantly and communicating brilliantly

In just under two hours, you’ll discover everything there is to know about becoming a socially confident introvert.

You’ll master social situations in an entirely new way that blasts through many of the psychological, interpersonal and communication challenges that hold most introverts back.

You’ll learn:

—How to bypass small talk and create conversations you actually enjoy with people you naturally click with.

—How to create and maintain friendly networks of people who’ll support rather than pressure, discourage or limit you.

—How to go outside of your comfort zone at an easy, manageable pace.

—How to avoid recklessly venturing into the “panic zone” that drives introverts back to square one.

—How to identify people you truly want to know rather than those you feel obligated to befriend, or who needn't matter.

—How to say “no” without being wracked by unnecessary guilt or shame.

—How to be authentically comfortable in any type of social situation.

—How to help others understand you better.

"TJ is a great communicator and teacher. The course is clear and covers all the essentials to make quick improvements in confidence. I would recommend for introverts as well as others whom want to make improvements in their conversational skills. Thanks TJ" - JENNA L, UDEMY STUDENT

"The teacher truly engages you to keep up with the content and the tips he gives throughout the course are incredibly useful and straight to the point. A lot to learn in just a few hours of content. Just an amazing course!" - SERGIO GUSTAVO SÁNCHEZ LINARES, UDEMY STUDENT

Consistent and reliable results

The program’s focus is on consistent and reliable results—not the boom-and-bust approach of too many fly-by-night personal-change gurus.

First off, you’ll get to understand how the introverted mind really works—so you can begin working with rather than against it.

Second, you’ll discover how to become more at ease in social situations by gaining a truer understanding of how others think, feel and function.

Finally, you’ll learn the three simple secrets to creating exactly the kind of conversations you want, enabling you effortlessly to bridge the gap between your mind and those of others.

Even just an intellectual understanding of the groundbreaking psychology TJ shares in this program could generate instant results for you.

However, combining this understanding with the simple tasks and techniques he recommends will likely lead to permanent and impressive changes faster than you imagined possible.

People already comfortable in their own skin may also benefit from taking this course—for instance, if they want to understand social psychology better, such as the differences between introvert and extrovert minds.

How often have you missed out on beautiful relationships because the self-talk in your mind held you back?

How many professional opportunities have you forfeited because somebody else used their talkativeness to steal all the attention?

How many conversations have drained you of energy simply because you didn’t know how to change them for the better?

After taking this course, you’ll likely never have to face any of those frustrating and debilitating scenarios ever again.

"This is not your average free course. It is packed with useful tips and strategies that I have already started to implement in my life. I can see how this will take me to the next level in my career too. I look forward to doing more of TJ's courses and based on this one have already purchased 2 more." - ALAN BROWN, UDEMY STUDENT

"TJ has a unique ability to teach in an engaging way, and his courses are structured so that the content becomes easy to understand and learn. This ensures that anyone taking his course will be in great hands." - LILLIAN RYDNING, PSYCHOLOGIST AND AUTHOR

This free program will also teach you:

Self-Mastery…

—How to manage and understand your emotions better than ever before.

—How to live in your “growth zone,” where true confidence is built.

—How to identify and eradicate forever that self-doubting, self-critical voice in your head.

—How to put the introvert’s “low-energy charisma” to best use.

—How to recharge your “social energy” more quickly and keep it in place for longer.

Interpersonal Mastery…

—How to boost your emotional intelligence for smoother interactions.

—The secret technique to understanding other people’s insecurities and self-talk.

—How to understand a person at a deep level the moment you meet them.

Communication Mastery…

—How to stop worrying about making a good impression, and what to do instead.

—Three powerful ingredients for creating the outcome you want in any conversation, whether social, romantic or professional.

—How to create an attractive personality and sparkling presence that makes people want to spend more time with you – without having to constantly be a high-energy person.

—How to go straight into conversations that you find interesting and enjoyable with almost anyone you meet.

—How to become comfortable taking the initiative and lead in conversations and relationships.

If you’re an introvert, the next two hours could forever alter the trajectory of your life. Start that journey today.

"I can't believe this is free! - I've got a lot to learn but have already learnt so much in this video course. Will be re-watching it many times and his other courses. The quality is very high and TJ is so likeable and a great instructor." - IAN GEDDES, UDEMY STUDENT

"It's exciting to know that I can become more social, I just need to work at it! I've been socially insecure since I was a kid and almost turning 25 I'm tired of constantly not knowing how to deal with social situations. Now I have a chance to change, thank you for this course!"  - NICOLE EASTER, UDEMY STUDENT

Planning for Data Collection

Learn about different concepts, tools and tips to consider while collecting data in the field!

Created by SocialCops Academy - Using Data Intelligence for Better Decisions

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Students: 13114, Price: Free

Students: 13114, Price:  Free

Master the basic concepts, tools and tips you need to create a stellar data collection plan for your organization in this course. Learn how mobile-based data collection can help you save time, reduce costs and optimize resources in your next data collection exercise. 

Reviews by professionals who collect data regularly:

  • This course provides great information on preparing for field data collection. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who collect data or is involved in planning for data collection.” Wahdat Adil, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at ChildFund International
  • "Clear, direct and easy to understand - this course is excellent! The use of real-life examples, case studies and video recaps made learning a breeze."
    - Ronald Wanyama, Livelihood Coordinator at The Lutheran World Federation
  • "This course is really useful! It helped me revisit the nuances of data collection and strengthened my experience on the subject."- Ashutosh Sundaram, Partner at Augmented Understanding

Build a robust data collection plan to which helps you capture data about your program, monitor its performance and measure its impact!

  • Understand what data you need to collect
  • Measure the cost of your data collection exercise
  • Learn about the benefits of mobile-based data collection
  • Choose between different mobile-based data collection tools
  • Evaluate budgetary, technology and logistical factors for data collection

Learn how mobile-based data collection leads to better, richer and more accurate data!

By understanding the fundamentals of data collection, such as distinguishing between the information which is needed, the information which is available and the information which is useful, you can create an effective strategy to capture the exact data point you need for administering a baseline survey, conducting a market research study, implementing development initiatives or getting feedback about your services. 

With mobile-based data collection, you can capture data in various shapes and formats, such as audio, video, photo, geolocations, etc. Automatic database collation and real-time flagging reduces data entry and data loss errors, while increasing the quality and reliability of your data.  

Content and Overview 

Suitable for independent researchers, field managers and program officers in nonprofits, philanthropies, governments and business organizations, this online course — with the help of video based lectures, exhaustive reading resources and real-life examples from the field — will introduce you to the basics of building a data collection plan by thinking critically about the following:

  • What data and information should I collect?
  • What data collection tools should I use?

These basics will cover the different kind of data points you will need, such as identifiers and subject-related information, followed by an understanding of how easy or difficult it will be to capture certain kinds of data and how to judge the utility of the information captured. 

We will then move on to learning about the opportunities and benefits offered by mobile-based data collection as compared to paper-based data collection, such as better speed, higher accuracy, lower costs and lesser resources. This will be followed by diving deep into the different mobile-based data collection technologies, such as Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS), SMS or interactive SMS (iSMS) and smartphone based data collection apps, and evaluate the different advantages and disadvantages of each technology. 

The last section will talk about the different considerations to keep in mind while collecting data, such as the budgetary costs, technology factors and logistics around data collection. We will also learn about things to keep in mind while choosing a data partner to aid and assist in your data collection efforts. 

About SocialCops

SocialCops is a data intelligence company. Our platform brings the entire decision-making process to one place — from collecting primary data, accessing secondary data, and merging internal data to visualizing data via easy-to-use dashboards. Our data intelligence platform has powered the collection of over 250 million primary data points and aggregated over 600 data sources. 

Our platform has been used in various settings. For example, we work with India's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to track 50 million beneficiaries and pinpoint the exact locations for 1,0000 new LPG centers across India that will maximize profitability and impact. We also work to optimize strategic investments with Gates Foundation and Unilever, and handle real-time monitoring and tracking by Niti Aayog, BASF, World Bank, and others. 

Master your Decision-Making, and Critical Thinking Skills !

Research Based Decision Making, Problem Solving & Critical Thinking Strategies; for Leaders, Managers, & everyone else!

Created by Sivakami S ; MBA ; Ph.D (ongoing) - Experienced Business Leader, Academic, and Research Scholar

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Students: 13023, Price: $89.99

Students: 13023, Price:  Paid

Improve the Quality and ROI (Return on Investment) of all your Big decisions !! 

Decision-making and Problem Solving are Leadership and Management skills, that are crucial for pretty much everyone !! 
Learn how critical insights from research and advances in Psychology, Cognitive, Behavioral science, and Behavioral Economics, can help you make better and more rational decisions, and analyze/solve problems better. The Course is explained with a lot of examples and research studies for ease of understanding!  It can help upgrade your Leadership Skills and Management Strategies significantly.

Learn about the evolutionary context of your decision making, heuristics and biases, logical fallacies, the costs of irrationality, and understand how you can optimize your Paleolithic brains to optimize your decision-making process in today's world! Learn some powerful techniques and strategies to de-bias and reduce the irrationality in your judgements and decisions.

Even the smartest managers in the best organisations often make wrong, and irrational decisions !

And wrong decisions can be costly, not just for yourself, but for your colleagues, team, and organization. They can result in both financial and non-financial losses.

This Course is essential for all Business Managers and Leaders, as well as everyone else, who wants to become a more Informed, Influential and Effective Decision Maker.

Some Images and Videos courtesy Pixabay, Pexels, Pressfoto and FreePik. Some Music snippets courtesy Bensound.

Critical Thinking Strategies For Better Decisions

Upgrade your problem solving skills and optimize business outcomes by applying the critical thinking process.

Created by John Rampton - Entrepreneur

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Students: 9166, Price: $19.99

Students: 9166, Price:  Paid

If you work for a company or operate your own business or startup, then you know your daily work environment will involve making critical decisions about anything and everything. It’s no easy task, and you don’t want your decisions based on the popular response, colleague pressure, emotion, or your gut. Instead, you want to know how to apply critical thinking to each and every decision you make to ensure better results.

This course provides a deep dive into the concept of critical thinking, its benefits, and the challenges involved in being good at critical thinking. I’ll walk you through the critical thinking process of today’s successful leaders and share my own experiences. In this course, you will:

  • Explore the concept of critical thinking, its value, and how it works.

  • Discover what goes into critical thinking to create effective critical thinking.

  • Determine what stands in the way of critical thinking and how to tear down these barriers.

  • Master critical thinking by understanding its components and processes.

  • Practice what you learn through some fun, hands-on activities, including workshops and an online escape room game.

  • Develop your personal critical thinking action plan.

Here is a little bit about me and my life that most people don’t know. I’m just your average guy that grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I have been an entrepreneur my whole life. My current companies include Calendar and Due. I am involved in numerous other ventures as an investor and advisor. I have spoken all over the world and coached countless entrepreneurs on how to grow their small ideas to billion-dollar businesses. Many of these same entrepreneurs have gone on to sell their companies to Google, eBay, Microsoft, and Adobe. As an online influencer, Entrepreneur Magazine recognized me as one of the top 50 most influential marketers in the World. I was number 2 on the list.

Enroll today to start changing how you make the business decisions that impact your company and career.

CPE (Continuing Professional Education)

Learning Objectives

  1. Define critical thinking.

  2. List the building blocks of critical thinking.

  3. Explain what the critical thinking process looks like in action.

  4. Identify and understand the potential barriers (both that we create and from other sources) to critical thinking.

  5. Recognize and describe the approaches to critical thinking.

  6. Define external and internal processes you can use to leverage critical thinking.

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Critical Thinking with Emotional Intelligence

Thinking about thinking and using emotional information in intelligent ways to engage others and make critical decisions

Created by Robin Hills - Business Psychologist, Emotional Intelligence Trainer

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Students: 4818, Price: $99.99

Students: 4818, Price:  Paid

Emotional intelligence has been identified as a fundamental leadership skill in the 2020's.

Using emotional information appropriately builds relations and supports critical thinking and problem solving.  Decisions are confidently made that are ethical, authentic and empathetic.

Critical thinking refers to the ability to analyse information objectively and make a reasoned judgement. Good critical thinking involves the evaluation of sources, such as data, facts, observable phenomena, and research findings.  Good critical thinking also considers unconscious bias and how this impacts upon logical thinking and systems thinking.

Critical thinking and problem solving abilities are among the most sought-after skills in almost every industry and workplace.

Often thinking is considered separate from emotions, but good critical thinkers use emotional intelligence to draw reasonable conclusions from a range of information sources determining what is useful and what isn’t.

Using emotional intelligence as a part of critical thinking means that the impact of this thinking is considered with empathy.

Critical thinking is often confined to systems thinking, but to be an effective critical thinker involves understanding how emotions can help and hinder thinking processes.  This course explores the connection between critical thinking skills and emotional intelligence skills considering how they can be applied to strategic thinking skills in pragmatic and applicable ways. Combining critical thinking with emotional intelligence makes for a powerful combination.

Although the course is based on scientific research, it does not go into detail around the research.  We explore the concepts in a straightforward, pragmatic manner to understand what they mean and how they be applied in the workplace.

Underpinning critical thinking skills is your cognitive bias - your unconscious bias.  Self-paced online programmes are widely regarded as one of the most accessible, and effective forms of building awareness about unconscious bias in the workplace.  The course investigates unconscious bias to develop your awareness.  Training in unconscious bias will not mean that you will not have biases.  They will remain, by definition, unconscious.  The course seeks to build your awareness of their existence and highlights when to look out for them.

This is not an introductory course on emotional intelligence. There are many courses by a range of good instructors that explain the some of the fundamental basics of emotional intelligence. This course explores emotional intelligence at a deeper level exploring its application to critical thinking.

There are four practical activities within the course.  These require you to apply both your critical thinking and emotional intelligence skills in different ways.

  • Reflecting about this Course

  • Exploring your Unconscious Bias

  • An Exercise in Critical Thinking (with the answers)

  • Three Good Things to Improve your Emotional Intelligence as a Critical Thinker

Completing the course (including the practical activities) will give you the understanding and capabilities to meet future requirements of leadership as markets and industries evolve over the next few years.

Explore and recognise thinking styles in problem solving and decision making, the information in emotions, the role of emotions in learning, unconscious bias, thinking distortions and much, much more.

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All videos have grammatically correct English captions.

Latest update - June 2021

How to Write an Essay

How to Write an Essay

Created by Sophia Loader - Writer

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Students: 4770, Price: Free

Students: 4770, Price:  Free

Purpose of this course

Many students struggle with academic writing and don’t know how to overcome this hurdle in their academic life. You may be an excellent student, but for one reason or another, your writing skills may need some improvement to convince your university of your knowledge. This course aims to remedy this issue and elevate the quality of your written work. So if you’d like to level-up your papers, read on to see what this course entails and how it may help you improve your grades.

What you'll learn

This course will give you a pathway to write better essays. Through this course, you’ll learn many strategies on how to write essays and get better grades. We’ve taken a comprehensive approach that will walk you through three key areas of essay writing. You’ll learn methods for the preliminary stages of organizing your work, developing your paper, and wrapping up your final draft. We’ve put together a set of lectures from professionals with years of academic composition experience. You’ll recieve their tips first hand and the strategies they use to write compelling papers to impress any professor. In the series, you’ll also see a set of examples that detail how papers are structured. These models will show you how to make your texts stronger as well as some pitfalls to avoid. Tips include the following:

Organizing your work: We’ve included many tips. From putting together a functional outline, to drawing up plans to research your paper, and plotting out your time most effectively, you’ll be more prepared when you plan to write.

Drafting your paper: Learn the skills the pros use when composing texts. We’ll teach you how to analyze a topic and build it out to meet your college requirements and to draw interest to your work – on even the most complicated topics your professors issue. Included are tips on composing your first draft. You can learn more about different composition styles, as well as strategies to including evidence to back up your claims.

Finalizing your work: Your paper doesn’t end with your first draft. With our tips, you can greatly improve the quality of your work. Most of all, you’ll be able to work more efficiently to save time and increase your productivity.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who has an interest to increase their writing abilities. There is no specific knowledge required to start this course. This course focuses on strategies related to academic essays but can be used in a broad spectrum of composition. We’ve also designed this course to be relevant for English second language learners. You can use these tips to improve your readiness for many English competency exams such as IELTS or TOEFL. So whether you write a blog, need to improve your business communications, or just have an interest in writing, you can benefit from the knowledge within.

Conclusion:

After taking this course you’ll have the confidence to cope with any academic assignment. So take a step in the right direction to make your university life easier. You’ll see that college papers have never been easier and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of developing your skills before.

Cognitive Biases and Critical Thinking for Executives

Covering the usual fallacies, biases and problems in executive thinking and behavior.

Created by Vasco Patrício - The Executive Kingmaker (MIT-Backed Entrepreneur & Coach)

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Students: 4284, Price: $64.99

Students: 4284, Price:  Paid

In this course, we will cover the usual cognitive biases, fallacies, and other errors and distortions in human behavior and thinking, and their applications in an executive context.

These can be caused by external triggers, skewed perceptions, other people, and/or many other triggers. Although it's not always easy to simply "fix" these biases, a thorough understanding of them is the first step to changing perception and behavior.

You will learn about both frequent and unknown/obscure biases including:
- Loss aversion;
- Time discounting, baseline discounting, symbol grounding and symbol dependence;
- Motivated reasoning, confirmation bias, negative attribution and many other biases related to emotion;
- Perceived depth and effort manipulation, simplicity and triviality biases, and more;
- Salience effects, the peak-end effect, and others;
- The focusing illusion and affluent pressure;
- Anchoring, framing and context manipulation;

... As well as many others, and how they apply in a corporate and executive context.

The course is presented in a reference guide format. In short, lessons are not sequential or dependent. You can take any specific section and watch it, and the contents will be encapsulated. But naturally, for someone watching the whole course in one go, things will be sequential and ordered. By the time you're done, you'll be an expert on all things cognitive biases.

If this seems the course for you, let's begin!

Decision-making models for entrepreneurs

This course to help " real " entrepreneur to become more organized and more systematic.

Created by Abdelmalek El Gendy - Entrepreneur

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Students: 2837, Price: Free

Students: 2837, Price:  Free

Decision-making is a key skill in the workplace, and is particularly important if you want to be an effective leader or a " real " entrepreneur.

In this course you re not gonna feel that you re sitting in regular lecture but you're gonna fell you're sitting next to me.
You'll learn what is a decision-making model and why you need them as entrepreneur.
Then you'll learn about models that guides you to chose between options and decide whether to go ahead or not.
And of course you'll know so much more about improving your decision-making skill and how to make a group decisions

Don't wait up ... this's your chance to step up into entrepreneurship world.

Creative thinking master Vol.1

10 techniques to boost your creativity, generate ideas and increase your income

Created by Valerie Sivokha - Personal Development Coach

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Students: 2634, Price: Free

Students: 2634, Price:  Free

  Creative thinking is an essential feature of 21 century.This is must-have skill for innovators, product managers, marketing specialists, etc. The list can be endless. The more we develop, the more creative, extraordinary approach to problem solving we need.

  Our reality is a reflection of our thoughts. Through creative thinking development, you create the best project in your life YOU. Being creative thinker, you develop a creative attitude to life. As a result, each field of your life will make you happier every day. That’s why I included the learning strategy for learning fast a new skill and lots of exercises for creativity development.

  Boost your creative master through this specific course for beginners, which is full of techniques not only for creative personalities but for analytical ones.

What will you able to do after the completion of this course?

  • Generate original ideas for your work and everyday life

  • Find creative solutions to problems

  • Transform your negative thoughts into positive ones

  • Work out strategies for learning a new skill

  • Start to look at yourself as creative personality

  • Feel yourself more fully and happier person

Cognitive Biases and Critical Thinking

Covering the usual fallacies, biases and problems in thinking and behavior while selling and persuading.

Created by Vasco Patrício - The Executive Kingmaker (MIT-Backed Entrepreneur & Coach)

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Students: 1264, Price: $54.99

Students: 1264, Price:  Paid

In this course, we will cover the usual cognitive biases, fallacies, and other errors and distortions in human behavior and thinking, and their applications in the context of persuading and selling to others.

These can be caused by external triggers, skewed perceptions, other people, and/or many other triggers. Although it's not always easy to simply "fix" these biases, a thorough understanding of them is the first step to changing perception and behavior.

You will learn about both frequent and unknown/obscure biases including:
- Loss aversion;
- Time discounting, baseline discounting, symbol grounding and symbol dependence;
- Motivated reasoning, confirmation bias, negative attribution and many other biases related to emotion;
- Perceived depth and effort manipulation, simplicity and triviality biases, and more;
- Salience effects, the peak-end effect, and others;
- The focusing illusion and affluent pressure;
- Anchoring, framing and context manipulation;

... As well as many others!

The course is presented in a reference guide format. In short, lessons are not sequential or dependent. You can take any specific section and watch it, and the contents will be encapsulated. But naturally, for someone watching the whole course in one go, things will be sequential and ordered. By the time you're done, you will be an expert on all types of cognitive biases.

If this seems the course for you, let's begin!

Rational Compassion Masterclass: Critical thinking for good

Critical thinking & practical psychology for aspiring Changemakers who ask how to take action and how to do good BETTER

Created by Logan Sullivan - Humanitarian Consultant, Advocate, Author, Podcaster, Nomad

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Students: 1076, Price: $44.99

Students: 1076, Price:  Paid

***Instructor pledges to DONATE 20% of his proceeds to the HIGHEST IMPACT NONPROFITS in the world***

A FEW QUESTIONS

Do you ever feel defeated, like no matter how much you care and how hard you try to make the world a better place, you never quite see the results you’re hoping for?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of issues facing humanity, nonhuman animals, and the environment we all share, like they’re just too big to possibly do anything about as just one person?

Do you try to recycle, avoid plastic bags, take shorter showers, consume consciously and want to do SO much more, but you just don’t know how to do good effectively, what actually works, or even where to start?

Are you ever frustrated by your inability to persuade people to do less harm and live more benevolent lives, wondering why they refuse to listen and improve?

Do you ever realize you were far too optimistic or pessimistic about the probability a proposed solution will actually solve a problem, and then question how your mind allowed you to be so far off when you felt so confident?

I’VE BEEN THERE, I PROMISE 
And I spent a decade in 60-some countries as a senior-level humanitarian aid worker, advocacy advisor and consultant researching and compiling clues, investigating how one individual can most effectively impact positive change in the world and persuade others to do the same. 

I researched these vital questions: How to do good better? How to make a difference that lasts? How to take action that makes an impact? How to change the world? More specifically: How can I do good better? How can I make a difference that lasts? How can I take action that makes an impact? How can I change the world? How can I be the change?

And my biggest finding: RATIONAL COMPASSION HAS THE ANSWERS

Rational compassion is the intersection between critical thinking and heartfelt empathy, where our benevolent hearts are guided by our more logical brains, where we’ve upgraded from our flawed mental software, and where we take action to consciously impact change, not to subconsciously feel less burdened by the issues we care about most.

Rarely do harmful issues persist in the world because no one cares. Rather, issues persist because people want to solve them but just don’t know how. And more often than not, straightforward solutions exist, but we’re blinded by our cognitive biases and victim to logical fallacies that prevent us from: first, comprehending the issues; second, understanding how we relate to the issues; and third, learning how to most effectively contribute our unique assets, as individual changemakers, to the solution.

BY THE END OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL USE:

  • Critical thinking to... identify and overcome dangerous cognitive biases, logical fallacies and other common misconceptions that render ineffective changemakers 
  • Critical thinking to... dissect the key complexities of causes and issues (both global and local) that cause harm to humans, nonhuman animals and the environment
  • Critical thinking to... understand how you relate to these issues and which solutions you're empowered to contribute to
  • Critical thinking to... maximize your positive impact per unit of effort exerted, your ROI if you were a resource for change
  • Critical thinking to... calculate both the impact and footprint of your choices and actions, both negative and positive
  • Critical thinking to... multiply Your impact by 10x, 100x, 1,000x by doing good smarter, not working harder
  • Critical thinking to... take action for causes, volunteer for nonprofits, donate to charity, and utilize careers and pastimes in the most high impact intelligent ways we can
  • Critical thinking to... balance a joyful life with a high impact life — neurologist’s and psychologist’s formula for happiness and lasting fulfillment

The uncritical mind is optimized for making itself feel better about what burdens it. We do this by adjusting our perceptions of that burden, not by taking actions to improve upon the undesirable reality that burdens us to begin with. We convince ourselves we're all charities are cur

A mind exercising rational compassion is optimized to solve problems instead of hiding from them, to address the root of that burden, to impact positive change highly effectively and efficiently.  

In a sense, we are each resources for change. So why not invest ourselves wisely? This starts with optimizing our minds not to hide from its burdens, but to address them with high impact actions that do good, better.

RATIONAL COMPASSION KEY CONCEPTS WE'LL EXPLORE:

  • Compassion vs empathy
  • Counterfactual reasoning
  • Expected value theory
  • Doing good vs the MOST good (and the 100x multiplier effect)
  • Average vs marginal impact
  • Intentions vs. outcomes
  • The "less-harm limitation"
  • Our conceptual value systems vs those demonstrated by our actions
  • Self-regarding vs other-regarding actions
  • Social circles vs global circles
  • Push vs pull decision making 
  • Actualism vs possiblism 
  • Anthropomorphism, anthropocentrism, carnism, and speciesism 
  • Moral licensing effect
  • False dichotomy fallacy
  • Identifiable victim effect
  • Scope insensitivity bias
  • Omission bias
  • Selective Perception and confirmation bias
  • …and many more!

HERE’S THE BOTTOM LINE…

Our brains come preprogramed with heuristics, mental shortcuts to conserve time and energy at the expense of accuracy. These heuristics guarantee suboptimal reasoning in our choices and actions UNLESS we choose to identify them and purposefully overcome them. When the difference between doing some good (with suboptimal reasoning) and the MOST good (with critical thinking and applied rationality — Rational Compassion) is not 2x but often 100X or 1000X the impact, then is there any better investment we can make in alleviating suffering and improving the world than learning to think critically and exercise our compassion rationally? 

So, if you’d prefer to truly make a difference, prevent avoidable deaths / actually save lives, alleviate quantifiable amounts of suffering and promote wellbeing as a direct result of your time, energy and resources used intelligently, THEN ENROLL IN THIS MASTERCLASS NOW! The world needs us right now as much as it ever has before, so no more waiting for the right opportunity to start being the change you want to see in the world. Be the change today, starting right now!

I’ll leave you with one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given. It went something like this: "Every single day you wait to experience or learn something valuable is one more day lived unaware, and one less day the world benefits from your wisdom.”

I HOPE YOU REFUSE TO WASTE ANOTHER DAY AND THAT YOU ENROLL RIGHT NOW! The world is waiting for your most rational compassion, and I’ll be waiting for you inside!

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • This course is for anyone who believes in working smarter, not harder
  • This course is for anyone who wants to utilize their empowered and fortunate position in the world to leave behind a humanity and planet that is, to the greatest degree, better off as a direct result of their having lived their lives
  • This course is for anyone who believes critical thinking on the topics of alleviating suffering and promoting wellbeing is the realest form of empathy 
  • This course is for anyone who cares enough about their impact on the world to invest a few hours in learning how to maximize it
  • This course is for truth seekers, effective altruists and aspiring changemakers
  • This course is NOT for people who prefer a more convenient falsehood over a less convenient truth  

creativity, Problem solving, and Innovation for Business

Creativity that Create an innovation Corporate Culture Using Design Thinking & Problem Solving for the Workplace

Created by Neeraj Saini - Productivity and Management Coach .

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Students: 892, Price: Free

Students: 892, Price:  Free

Creativity is key to innovation. When issues come up, you’ll be able to think of ways over, under, or through the roadblocks.

Why the focus on creativity?

“Creativity is the single most important skill in the world for all business professionals today to master,” one 2019 LinkedIn report declared. We wholeheartedly agree.

Per that report, creativity enables people to solve problems in original ways. This helps explain why additional research finds companies that foster creativity tend to enjoy greater revenue, a larger market share, and higher morale than organizations that fail to encourage creative thinking.

Innovative problem-solving is a skill that is core to being human—and demand for it is unlikely to drop, even as more process-oriented jobs are outsourced to Al and automation technologies. In fact, research suggests the need for innovation will only continue to rise. For these reasons, the success of any team or company hinges on the ability to nurture and sustain creative thinking. This issue is jam-packed with content that will help you do just that.

We cover everything from how to brand, scale, and lead creatively, to how to help your team sustain innovative thinking over the long term.

You'll also hear from several founders who have staked their careers on creative thinking, including Hekla Arnardottir, Konrad Bergstrem, Anthony Casalena, Jack Dorsey, Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir, Grant Munro, Clark Valberg, and Helga Valfells.

This is where you start. And it is the perfect beginning!

In no time, you will acquire the fundamental skills that will enable you to understand Creativity, Problem Solving, and Innovation for business , directly applicable to Your Business and real-life situations. we have created a source that is :

  • Easy to understand

  • comprehensive

  • practical

  • packed with plenty of exercise and resources

Teaching is our passion

we worked hard for over 5 years to create the best possible Creativity ,Problem Solving, and Innovation for business course which would deliver the most value to you. we want you to succeed, which is why the course aims to be as engaging as possible. High-quality animations, superb course materials, handouts, and course notes, as well as a glossary with all new terms you will learn, are just some of the perks you will get by subscribing.

what makes this course different from  rest of the Creativity ,Problem Solving, and Innovation for business course out there?

High-quality video/lectures that explain the different terms and concepts with real-world examples and application.

Activities that help you validate what you learned and put it into practice to increase your information retention.

Articles & Downloadable handouts which you can use as a reference or study guide.

1-on-1 instructor support to answer your question or clear up any confusion you might have.

Lifetime access with no expiration so you can complete the course at your own pace, anywhere, on any device, and come back for a refresher.

Why do you need Creativity, Problem Solving, and Innovation For Business skills?

  • Creativity can make you more productive

  • Creativity helps with problem-solving

  • Creativity helps you see the big picture

  • Risk Management

  • Decision Making

    please bear in mind that the course with udemy 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee. And why not give such a guarantee? we are certain this course will provide a ton of value for you.

      let's start learning together now!

Critical Thinking – An Upgrade For Your Mind

by leading popular philosopher and author Dr. Stephen Law

Created by Stephen Law - Professional Philosopher

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Students: 687, Price: $59.99

Students: 687, Price:  Paid

This course aims to make you a more rigorous, effective, and creative thinker.

I have taught philosophy and critical thinking at Oxford University and the University of London. I've also written online courses for both Oxford University and Eton College, and published numerous popular philosophy books.

This course distils what I have found to be the most engaging and generally useful critical thinking material. It sharpens up thinking skills that you can then usefully apply in your career, your education, and in your personal life too.

The course develops skills and habits we all need to become more reliable judges of what's true:

  • skills that make us more penetrating thinkers - so that we are better able to both figure out for ourselves, and rationally persuade others, of what's true.

  • skills of intellectual self-defence - that can help immunise us against the influence of bad arguments, propaganda, psychological manipulation, prejudice, fake news, and bullshit.

Becoming a better critical thinker is not just an intellectual exercise. It's also about developing awareness, and especially self-awareness - of the biases and prejudices to which we're all prone and which may skew our judgement.

This course is designed to be highly engaging and accessible. I'm one of the world's leading popularizers of critical thinking and philosophy, with a reputation for explaining even complex ideas clearly.

The course is grounded in some of the most up-to-date research and thinking.

The course is unusual in that, while it covers the fundamentals - including cognitive biases, fallacies, and the basics of argumentation - it includes extra material students find particularly useful outside the classroom.

Feeling stuck or confused? You can communicate with me inside the course - I'll usually get back to you within 24 hours! There are some optional easy quizzes to help your understanding.

Creativity – Unleash your creative version

The secret FORMULA to become UBER-CREATIVE

Created by Dr. Sayem Hossain - Data, Research, Strategy and Evaluation Expert

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Students: 555, Price: Free

Students: 555, Price:  Free

Do you doubt that "I am not creative". Well, guess what? creativity is not an inherent talent or adopted by born, rather it is a skill that anyone can master at any age. All it takes to learn what creativity actually is, qualities to become a creative person and flexing your creative muscles. Welcome to one of the best courses of creative thinking. Based on rigorous research, scientific evidence and applied to many leaders - this course can offer you amazing insight on how to unleash your creative version. Diving deep into the neurological science, scholarly opinions and real world examples this course has lot to offer. There are practical case studies, brain training exercises and lots of other insights that will guide you to learn and become more creative. The course is curated by HotCubator which is a think tank in Data, Research and Entrepreneurship. HotCubator has been training corporate leaders, involved in rigorous academic research and supported number of creative ventures in Australia and abroad. The people behind HotCubator are award-winning academics, scientists and veteran leaders whose work have appeared in global publications. Join this course and unlock the hidden talent inside you!!! And remember, the first step to creative pursuit is NOW, rather than waiting for the perfect moment which never exists!!!

Creative Problem Solving Tools

Creative Strategies for Solving Problems

Created by Iulian Ionita - Cross-Cultural Trainer, OD Consultant

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Students: 520, Price: Free

Students: 520, Price:  Free

Creative problem solving is one of those skills that just cannot be forced. The harder you try, the poorer your creative problem solving skills become!

The evidence is plain – how did Einstein come up with his theory of relativity – by bashing his head against a wall? No! In a daydream where he imagined surfing along a light beam!

Always remember the more stressed you become and the more time pressure you feel, the worse you are at solving problems creatively. But in today’s workplace, those who can generate the most effective creative ideas are often the best rewarded; so how can you improve your creative problem solving skills without getting stressed about it?

For business purposes you might need the crazy approaches from time to time; especially when creating the market strategy, products, trends setting, improving processes or changing vision.

Creative Problem Solving is a way of thinking and behaving.

Creative is for an idea that has an element of newness or uniqueness, at least to the one who creates the solution, and also has value and relevancy.

What you will get:

Apply creative thinking skills to solve day-to-day problems

Follow the structured method for generating solutions to problems

Establish how the seven creative problem solving techniques work:

  • Brainstorming

  • The Reversal Technique

  • The Disney Model

  • Forced Relationships

  • Metaphors

  • Assumption Smashing

  • Lotus Blossom

Critical Thinking

How to Think Clearly, Logically, Identify Fallacies and Construct Effective Arguments

Created by Systems Innovation - eLearning for systems thinkers

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Students: 497, Price: $34.99

Students: 497, Price:  Paid

Thinking may come naturally to us but constructive reasoning certainly does not. Constructive thinking is a skill. It is certainly not true that we are naturally endowed with the ability to think clearly and logically; without learning how and without practicing. The same commitment, training, and skill that is required to be a good golfer, for playing tennis, building houses, or for playing some musical instrument are also required in order to be a good thinker. People who have never worked to develop their conceptual capabilities should no more expect to think clearly and logically than those people who have never learnt and never practiced can expect to find themselves good golfers, house builders, or violinists. Critical thinking is the basis of effective reasoning and the foundations of constructive science.

Critical thinking is about trying to understand our processes of reasoning and develop standards for improving them. Critical thinking is a way of thinking about any subject in which the person improves the quality of their thinking by assessing, analyzing, deconstructing and reconstructing it. Critical thinking is a form of metacognition, it is self-directed and self-monitored; it is about developing the conceptual tools to be able to think for oneself. It requires assent to rigorous standards of excellence in judgment and thinking and conscious command of their use in trying to overcome our native egocentrism and sociocentrism.

Richard Paul, co-founder of the Foundation for Critical Thinking, defines critical thinking as a " self-guided, self-disciplined thinking which attempts to reason at the highest level of quality in a fair-minded way. People who think critically consistently attempt to live rationally, reasonably and empathically. They are keenly aware of the inherently flawed nature of human thinking when left unchecked. They strive to diminish the power of their egocentric and sociocentric tendencies. They use the intellectual tools that critical thinking offers – concepts and principles that enable them to analyze, assess, and improve thinking. They realize that no matter how skilled they are as thinkers, they can always improve their reasoning abilities and they will at times fall prey to mistakes in reasoning, human irrationality, prejudices, biases, distortions, uncritically accepted social rules and taboos, self-interest, and vested interest. At the same time, they recognize the complexities often inherent in doing so. They strive never to think simplistically about complicated issues and always to consider the rights and needs of relevant others. They recognize the complexities in developing as thinkers, and commit themselves to lifelong practice toward self-improvement. They embody the Socratic principle: The unexamined life is not worth living, because they realize that many unexamined lives together result in an uncritical, unjust, dangerous world."

Content

The course is broken down into five main sections. The first section looks at human cognition to understand the basic biological and evolutionary constraints placed on us when it comes to effective reasoning. Here we will talk about how the brain works, look at some of the central insights from cognitive science and talk about some of the many limitations and flaws prevalent within human cognition.
In the second section, we will look at logic. Although critical thinking is much more than just logic, reason and logic lay at the heart of constructive thinking. Here we talk about the various different forms of logic, inductive, deductive, formal, informal etc.
In the third section, we will start our discussion on the theme of reasoning, the process through which we take in information and use some logic to infer conclusions. A central theme here will be that of subjective and objective reasoning in trying to understand what it takes to achieve some kind of objectivity in our conclusions. The fourth section deals with the process of reasoning as we take it apart to understand the elements of effective reasoning. Here we will talk about the standards of reasoning, creative thinking, divergent and convergent thinking and more. In the final section, we discuss the important topic of argumentation, how people with diverse, or even divergent opinions, come to resolve their differences in order to develop new knowledge, make decisions, or reach consensus on some issue.

Introduction to Critical Thinking

Or, How to Survive in the Era of "Fake News"

Created by Gordon Bonnet - Skeptic, Blogger, Novelist, and Teacher

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Students: 194, Price: $49.99

Students: 194, Price:  Paid

How do you tell truth from fiction?  How do you get past your own biases and misconceptions to have a clearer-eyed view of things?  How do you tell when someone's trying to mislead you intentionally?  This course will give you some basic groundwork for skepticism and critical thinking -- how to recognize fallacies in media, how to pick out spurious statistics, how to craft an argument, and how to know when scientific terms are being misdefined.  By the end, you'll be a more savvy reader and listener, and have a better ability to articulate your own views clearly and accurately.