批判性思考

Critical Thinking

Paul

Paul 來自英國Essex,擁有傳統名校巴斯大學的博士學位,專長是歷史與國際局勢。曾在英國與台灣的大學任教,非常擅長帶領小班的討論。Paul 於2016年加入MDT,舉辦了許多以國際時事為主題的課程。課餘他喜歡閱讀和英國精釀啤酒。


Summary

Critical thinking has become a fashionable term: classes of all kinds seem to include critical thinking, for example. It has become more important in an era of “fake news”.

In this class, we’ll look at critical thinking actually means – what it is, how we use it, and when we use it. Importantly, we’ll look at both what it can and cannot do.

We’ll start by looking at the news media, and we will also analyse TED talks, as well as other materials, to help us understand the critical thinking process.

Format

Students will review material either provided by the teacher, or chosen by other students.

Curriculum

  • Class#1: The first class looks at what it is, what it isn't, and asks how much it depends on culture.
  • Class#2: In this class, we’ll look at news media, notions of bias and “fake news”.
  • Classes 2-4 we'll highlight the different aspects of critical thinking. Using mostly TED talks, as well as other sources, we'll practise crtiical thinking skills to examine not just what, but how people say the things they do, in order to test the strength of their opinions.

What you can learn from this class

Participants will get a better understanding of what critical thinking is and have the chance to practise critical thinking skills. They will also have a chance to express opinions and discuss ideas in English.

My experience for the class

Critical thinking is a skill that I've developed throughout my life and is one I use all of the time – I use it in the classes I host with My Dear Teacher and my classes encourage critical thinking among participants.
相當於多益850分,適合有國際經驗,或工作上會以英文進行討論者。​ 完整分級說明請點此連結

若學員人數不足,我們最遲將於兩天前通知大家,並協助各位全額退費。

報名課程

8則課程評價

Hanping
2019年01月
每週Paul都會介紹不同的基本技巧跟重要觀念,如分析結論及論點間的邏輯性,理解文意的assumption, 事件因果關係的檢驗等等,並馬上有補充資料可立即演練,接著Paul會引導大家以學習過的技巧,逐步分析當週挑選的TedTalk,當學員集體當機的時候,他會提出聽完就恍然大悟的解析。上課有點燒腦但收穫滿滿!思考的練習需要時間,很希望後續能有銜接課程。

Weili
2018年08月

Kay
2018年05月
Good instructor to take a class

Vivian (Critical Thinking)
2018年05月
這堂課真的可以學到批判性思考! 老師會在一開始介紹方法,然後拋出問題讓大家討論,非常有趣!

Adri
2018年05月
專業、探討批判性思考本質與核心,很棒的課。

Eugene Huang(批判性思考)
2018年02月
What made me feel excited about Critical Thinking was it feels like discussion among ancient Greek philosophers. It was enjoyable having group mates with excellent background discussing and sharing our views together.

Michelle(批判性思考)
2018年01月
透過深入去探討TED演講內容,發現破綻百出,很高興開始能仔細思考,而不是一味接受他人給的說法。

宋莉安
2018年01月
第三堂課時,老師很精彩的分析了TED TALK內容荒謬的部分。