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Professional Training Program on Critical Thinking

This course on Critical Thinking studies a process which is indispensable to all educated persons – the process by which we develop and support our beliefs and evaluate the strength of arguments made by others in real-life situations.

It includes practice in inductive and deductive reasoning, presentation of arguments in oral and written form, and analysis of the use of language to influence thought. The course also applies the reasoning process to other fields such as business, science, law, social science, ethics, and the arts.

Throughout this course, we will review the underlying principles behind critical thinking theory and practice, and provide practical guidance for developing critical thinking skills.

Summary of Contents

Below is the summary of contents for the training program Critical Thinking

  1. Definition of an Argument
  2. Statements: What Must Be Proved
  3. Premises and Conclusions
  4. Critical Thinking Standards
  5. Barriers to Critical Thinking
  6. Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
  7. The Need for Precision: Vagueness, Ambiguity, Overgenerality
  8. Precise Definitions
  9. Emotive Language
  10. Euphemisms and Political Correctness
  11. Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
  12. Avoiding Fallacies
  13. Preparing for an Argument
  14. Writing an Argument

For Customized courses, the clients have the option of recommending specializations on the above topics.

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