Quick Look Course Summary:Critical Thinking Course
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  • Length: 2 day(s)

  • Price: 1 Person R 7,307.50 EX VAT 3 Person R 4,860.83 EX VAT 10 Person R 3,434.46 EX VAT

  • Certification Type:Accredited

  • Locations & Venues: Off-site or in-house. We train in all major city centres throughout South Africa.

Critical Thinking Course: Introduction

The first component in critical thinking is to distinguish betweeen relevant and irrelevant information. The most important component of critical thnking is reason and logic. Criciacl thinking entails removing bias and preconceived paradigms from our thinking, while objectively evaluating new information. We will teach participants in this course (Analysis Courses, Creative Courses, Course In Critical Thinking, Critical Skills Training, Creative Courses Cape Town) the eight characteristics of a critical thinker and participants will learn how beneficial critical thinking can be to them.

Critical Thinking Course (Analysis Courses, Creative Courses, Course In Critical Thinking, Critical Skills Training, Creative Courses Cape Town) Outline

In this workshop (Analysis Courses, Creative Courses, Course In Critical Thinking, Critical Skills Training, Creative Courses Cape Town) our goal is to teach our participants the skills needed to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information and identify and evaluate that information. It will benefit you by increasing productivity in your career and provide a wonderful skill in your everyday life. We will begin with discussing the components of critical thinking, the most important of which is reason, it is human to apply reason, logic follows reason but being logical doesn’t follow reason and is often a reflection of our pre-conceived parameters, or we are biased to say it more simply. Critical thinking means being open-minded despite preconceived parameters.TIP: An important part of critical thinking is taking the time to acquire information and also to be open minded to new information. We often jump to conclusions without having all the facts because of our bias. Using critical thinking makes different solutions possible because the premise of critical thinking is logic, not preconceived bias. After participants are conscious to the elements of critical thinking, we will discuss non-linear thinking or lateral thinking. We will then move on to logical thinking which has four components – asking the right questions, organizing data, evaluating information and drawing conclusions. So what is a critical thinker? There are eight characteristics which critical thinkers share, which we will teach over two modules. In the first module we will discuss active listening, curiosity, self-discipline and humility. In the second module we will concentrate on the other four characteristics, which are: seeing the big picture, objectivity, using your emotions and being self-aware. Self-awareness is the point from which we begin to think critically, we based our decisions on assumptions and as we learned earlier confirmation bias can influence the conclusions we make. To be more objective and therefore more critical in our thinking we use the SWOT method – strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Strength and weakness are seen as internal factors, while opportunities and threats are seen as external factors. Now that we are through the gorge and understand the components of critical thinking and have considered how it can work for us, we move on to the benefits of critical thinking, the first is persuasiveness. If you want people to see your point, you use your persuasiveness. The second is better communication, we use language with more clarity. Thirdly is the problem solving concept, this is closely involved with critical thinking and helps us find solutions to problems quicker. Lastly our emotional intelligence is greatly improved because self-awareness goes hand-in-hand with empathy and sympathy. We end off our workshop with teaching students how to revise their perspective when new information becomes available and how critical thinking improves problem solving skills. To reserve your spot in this course please contact us at 011 882 8853 or 072 630 4789.

Key outcomes of the course (Analysis Courses, Creative Courses, Course In Critical Thinking, Critical Skills Training, Creative Courses Cape Town) include:
BOTI’s Program Outline

Component 1: Starting Out
• The Parking Area
• Activities to break the ice
• Housekeeping matters and administration
• program Objectives

Component 2: Components of Critical Thinking
• Applying Reason
• Logic
• Open Mindedness
• Analysis
• Training Example
• Component 2: Assessment Queries

Component 3: Non-Linear Thinking
• Being Ready to Adapt
• Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
• Do Not Jump to Conclusions
• Training Example
• Expect as well as Initiate Change
• Component 3: Assessment Queries

Component 4: Logical Thinking
• Ask the Right Queries
• Training Example
• Assess the Information
• Draw Conclusions
• Organize the Data
• Component 4: Assessment Queries

Component 5: Critical Thinkers (I)
• Training Example
• Be Curious
• Be Disciplined
• Be Humble
• Active Listening
• Component 5: Assessment Queries

Component 6: Critical Thinkers (II)
• Being Self-Aware
• observing the Big Picture
• Objectivity
• Utilizing Your Emotions
• Training Example
• Component 6: Assessment Queries

Component 7: Evaluate Information
• Making Assumptions
• Training Example
• Watch out for Bias
• Ask Clarifying Queries
• SWOT Analysis
• Component 7: Assessment Queries

Component 8: Benefits of Critical thinking
• Better Communication
• Increased Emotional Intelligence
• Better Solving Problems
• Being More Persuasive
• Training Example
• Component 8: Assessment Queries

Component 9: Changing Your Perspective
• Limitations of Your Point of View
• Influences on Bias
• When brand new Information Arrives
• Considering Others Viewpoint
• Component 9: Assessment Queries

• Training Example

Component 10: Solving Problems
• Identify Inconsistencies
• Asking Why?
• Assess the Solution(s)
• Training Example
• Trust Your Instincts
• Component 10: Assessment Queries

Component 11: Putting It All Together
• Retaining Your brand new abilities
• Reflect as well as Learn From Mistakes
• Practicing Critical Thinking
Concluding• Always Ask Queries
• Training Example
• Component 11: Assessment Queries

Component 12: Concluding
• Key Learnings
• Wise Men’s words
• Assessment of Parking Area
• Evaluations as well as Completion Of activity Plans

Critical Thinking Course (Analysis Courses, Creative Courses, Course In Critical Thinking, Critical Skills Training, Creative Courses Cape Town): Course Duration

2 day/s

Who should attend: Critical Thinking Course

This course (Analysis Courses, Creative Courses, Course In Critical Thinking, Critical Skills Training, Creative Courses Cape Town) is intended for managers and team members.

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