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Critical Thinking in Global Challenges

Celine Caquineau, Mayank Dutia The University of Edinburgh @Coursera
Class Start: TBA
Duration: 5 weeks
Approximate Workload: 3-4 hours/week
Certificate: No
Level: beginner
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In this course you will develop and enhance your ability to think critically, assess information and develop reasoned arguments in the context of the global challenges facing society today.

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Bart , 2014-05-01
A course with a light workload and an easy difficulty. Aside from that I think it's a fine course in its genre. Sort of an appetiser or side dish. The course does not delve all that deeply into the theory of critical thinking but invites you to become aware of common pitfalls when consuming information from a variety of sources. I think "Sceptical Reading of Online Articles" is a more apt title for this course.

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John Hunt (Warsaw) , 2014-02-24
Sweet, short (a bit too short in places), interdisciplinary smogasbord aimed at pre-undergraduates. Recommended. [6th form/TEFL teachers might also want to take a look.]

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-10-24
The course is a good way to learn about the basics of "critical thinking" and provides you with reading material and a basic background of a few global challenges i.e. climate change, population growth, fair trade. I think it's leveled mainly at non-academics and teaches things like evaluating arguments and sources in a step-by-step manner. Very clear, take-you-by-the-hand teaching style.

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