Critical thinking: an introduction

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Danielle Dove (University for the Creative Arts,)


The material covers the basics of what critical thinking is, and how this abstract concept is realised in actual academic reading and writing. It was originally used for a generic 30-minute webinar on the topic, but it is recommended for a session of 45+ minutes to allow sufficient for students to engage in the interactive activities (e.g. analysing a text).


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This information/resource was last updated in January 2022.

This post was originally added to LearnHigher on: June 7, 2021

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Students will be able to develop the awareness of critical thinking skills for HE studies. They will also become familiar with some strategies of critical reading and writing.


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