DAJ3 Critical Thinking in the Academic Context

Pan-university studies
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
0/0. Type of Completion: z (credit).
Guaranteed by
PaedDr. Marta Holasová, Ph.D.
Language Centre
Contact Person: PaedDr. Marta Holasová, Ph.D.
Upper-intermediate language skills in English, ability to actively participate in class discussions. (B2/C1)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
Course objectives
The following course aims to develop our knowledge of the critical thinking tradition and equip us with critical thinking skills and techniques.
  • Overview of the critical thinking tradition
  • Understanding what an argument is and judging credibility
  • Identifying false arguments and pseudo-reasoning
  • Understanding and analysis of natural language use in presenting arguments
  • Working with information overload
  • Ownership of work and the Socratic Method
  • Problematizing and critical reflection
  • Critical thinking as a daily practice
Teaching methods
The course is organised around group and individual tasks, problem-solving, discussion and debate activities as well as talks and presentations.
Assessment methods
The students are expected to actively participate in all three days of the course and produce a critical analysis of a problem in English.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 1.-3. 10. 2013, místo konání Otevřená zahrada Nadace Partnerství, Údolní 33.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Třídenní kurz.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, spring 2020.
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