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Critical Thinking (SSK61)


    In this course, participants learn the foundations of critical thinking. The whole course is built around eight strategies for critical thinking:
    1. Challenge all assumptions
    2. Suspending judgment
    3. Revising conclusions based on new evidence
    4. Emphasizing date over beliefs
    5. The never-ending testing ideas
    6. The perspective that mistakes are data
    7. The earnest consideration of possibilities and ideas without (always) accepting them
    8. Looking for what others have missed

    For each strategy a distinct set of tools will be introduced and practised.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 3 days
    Instructor: Wilfried U. Evers

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • All staff members

    How we build your confidence

    • Face-to-face or virtual delivery
    • Socratic dialogue
    • Case studies
    • Role plays

    The benefits from attending

    During the course, participants will learn to:
    • Identify and apply the individual best critical thinking process
    • Apply strategic thinking tools successfully to a given situation
    • Participate meaningfully in strategic thinking activities

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
    • Strategic thinking
    • Exploring new routes to strategic thinking in your organisation


    • Understanding Critical Thinking
    • Understanding the logical structures of the primary classes of arguments used in everyday contexts of life
    • Analysing arguments within these classes for their strengths and weaknesses
    • Recognizing common mistakes in reasoning, including reasoning involving determining probabilities
    • Choose the right techniques to recognize assumptions and draw conclusions
    • Reflecting on your own thinking practices
    • Listening to the arguments of others without prejudging these arguments in advance

    Customer Feedback

    "The course was covering all required information to enhance our way of thinking and the instructor was excellent in all aspects." - WTP Leader at Oxy

    "The tools and exercises are great." - Reliability Specialist at Oxy



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