This third intro video provides more details on the content of the course, and expands on the focus of each chapter, and the specific skills that will be covered in chapters 4 and 5. Please let Greg know in the comments if there is anything else you think should be in the course.
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Category: Critical Thinking
2. Course Outline
This short video provides a summary of the course content and an overview of the skills that we will be covering. The course will establish what critical thinking is, key cognitive biases in Earth Sciences, strategies for debiasing, the skills that critical thinkers need and finally how to manage the development of those skills. Please […]
1. Background and Rationale
The first introductory video for the Critical Thinking in Earth Science course, which is coming soon. This video introduces Greg and explains how he came to be teaching Critical Thinking in Earth Sciences. Let Greg know what you think in the comments.
Critical Thinking Resources – Kevin de L
Greg has been working with Kevin deLaplante for several years. Kevin has produced more than 25 hours of videos and numerous articles and podcasts on all aspects of critical thinking, which you are encouraged to explore. Materials can be found on the Critical Thinker Academy website, on Kevin’s youtube channel and on Kevin’s webpage. For […]
The conventional way of teaching technical courses is to teach people what to think and how to do something, then give them an exercise to test their newly acquired skill. After many years of teaching technical courses, Greg has learned that he learns most while he is researching the course materials, creating the exercises and […]
Critical Thinking in Geoscience – A 5 Da
What is Critical Thinking? We hear so much these days about the need for more “Critical Thinking”. But what is critical thinking? Critical thinking is many things, but this definition from Wikipedia captures the essence: “The process of actively and skilfully conceptualizing, applying, analysing, synthesizing and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion” This […]