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。


課程簡介

批判性思考是重要的軟實力,我們可以定義成:「檢驗某個觀點或想法是否符合邏輯的能力。」

應用在生活中,具備批判性思考能力者,可以更好地識別假新聞、更好地理解某個商業或社會現象‧‧‧,這包括檢驗他人或是自己的觀點、建立獨立思考能力,不容易被風向帶著走。

本課程我們將學習批判性思考,包括使用的方法、使用的時機,以及其能力與侷限,我們會使用 TED 演講作為討論材料,透過簡報與討論的形式,實際應用課程所學的思考方法

老師 Paul 擁有扎實的學術訓練,非常擅長帶領小組討論,學員將能同時取得英文與思考能力上的收穫。

課程目標

  • 學習批判性思考的方法
  • 磨練英文表達的細膩與精準
  • 增進獨立思考能力

進行方式

第一週是老師指定教材,請大家先行讀過並思考指定問題;後續課程由學生輪流選題,選題的同學請於每週課前於群組內公佈自己的文章,上課時請簡報自己的選題,並提出相關問題以開啟討論。

每週課程有一個主題,帶領學員循序漸進地學習,課表如下:

Week #1
  • We look at what critical thinking is, what it isn't, and asks how much it depends on culture.

Week #2

  • This session looks at different types of reasoning, what an argument is and the structure of an argument.

Week #3

  • The third session focusses on identifying premises and conclusions.

Week #4

  • We move on to identifying hidden assumptions and unstated premises in this session

Week #5

  • We look at typical errors of reasoning in the fifth session.

Week #6

  • The final sesssion reviews what’s been covered.

備註

本課程適用【MDT 兩人團報九折優惠】

只要報名同一堂課,兩位學員都能享有九折優惠,優惠辦法如下:

  1. 付款並完成報名
  2. 填寫本表單

MDT 將於十五個工作日內,將折扣金額退還至您的信用卡帳戶。

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”. But it is an important skill to test the reasons given for any belief or conviction: whether someone elses, or our own.

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 will practice by analysing TED talks, as well as other materials, to help us understand the critical thinking process.

Format

In every session, we will review material either provided by the teacher, or TED talks chosen by other students. The sessions focus on practising critical thinking skills as much as learning about critical thinking.

Curriculum

Most weeks we will examine a TED talk picked by students.

  • Week 1 We look at what critical thinking is, what it isn't, and asks how much it depends on culture.
  • Week 2 This session looks at different types of reasoning, what an argument is and the structure of an argument.
  • Week 3 The third session focusses on identifying premises and conclusions.
  • Week 4 We move on to identifying hidden assumptions and unstated premises in this session
  • Week 5 We look at typical errors of reasoning in the fifth session.
  • Week 6 The final sesssion reviews what’s been covered.

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。

根據北市府規定,學生於第二堂課上課前提出退費申請者,退還課程費用總額百分之七十。 完整說明請點此連結

報名課程

星期一 6 堂課共 $ 3600
09/02 18:30-20:00
09/09 18:30-20:00
09/16 18:30-20:00
09/23 18:30-20:00
09/30 18:30-20:00
10/07 18:30-20:00
​小樹科技大樓 : 台北市大安區復興南路二段200號6樓 (捷運科技大樓站出口步行約2分鐘)

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。