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Introduction and conclusion from workshop on Critical thinking.

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