'Being a critical thinker'

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Introduction and conclusion from workshop on Critical thinking.

Session provided by the Student Academic Adviser Team at the University of Sunderland, faculty of Business & Law.

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'Being a critical thinker'

  1. 1. Academic Advice Team<br />‘Being a critical thinker’<br />
  2. 2. Skills covered:<br />Workshop aims:<br /><ul><li> To provide the opportunity for students to consider their understanding of the concept critical thinking
  3. 3. To provide students with questioning techniques when writing and reading
  4. 4. What is critical thinking?
  5. 5. What does critical thinking mean in your writing and when you are reading?
  6. 6. Looking at alternative ways of talking about critical thinking</li></li></ul><li>Recap<br />Critical thinking <br />Asking questions when reading<br />Who? Where? How? What?<br />Identifying different viewpoints and arguments when reading<br />Constructing an argument in your own writing<br />Different viewpoints and the links between them<br />Demonstrating to your lecturer that you have your ownthoughts and opinions about the information<br />
  7. 7. Recommended text...<br />... for further reading and activities;<br />Cottrell, S (2005) Critical Thinking Skills<br />Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan <br />
  8. 8. What next?<br />Individual meetings<br /> Book a 45 minute individual appointment with an Academic Adviser<br />Workshops<br /> Getting more from your reading Being a ‘critical thinker’<br /> Effective research for assignments A guide to referencing<br /> Writing effective essays and reports What type of learner am I?<br /> Delivering better presentations Enhancing your note-taking<br /> Improving your exam performance Delivering better presentations<br /> Taking part in seminars and workshops<br />
  9. 9. References<br />Cottrell, S (2005) Critical Thinking Skills Hampshire: Palgrave<br />Macmillan <br />Cottrell, S (2008) The Study Skills Handbook. 3rd Edn. Hampshire:<br />Palgrave Macmillan<br />Elliott, J (ed) (1997) The Oxford Paperback Dictionary and Thesaurus. <br />Oxford: Oxford University Press<br />The Higher Education Academy (2010) Critical Thinking Available at:<br />http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/teachingandlearning/<br />internationaisation (accessed 17th December 2010)<br />

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