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Critical Thinking at University

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Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more This course is for anyone preparing to study at university level or for current university students. You may be an undergraduate or a new taught postgraduate student who might be unfamiliar with studying in the UK. If you want to have a successful academic life, this course will give you the foundations whatever your discipline at university. Critical thinking skills are also valued later life by employers, so if you want to refresh your skills, this practical online course is for you. The course is part of the academic skills courses portfolio at the University of Leeds aiming to improve skills required for academic study. You can use the hashtag #FLCriticalThinkingSkills to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • What is critical thinking?
  • A model for critical thinking
  • Why is critical thinking important at university?
  • Challenges to thinking critically at university
  • How can you improve your critical thinking?
  • Outcomes of critical thinking at university

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Rating 4.7 based on 22 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 4 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (9 weeks ago)
Cost $44
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Jiani Liu, Michelle Schneider
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Language English
Subjects Personal Development
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critical thinking skills in 6 reviews

I'd recommend this to anyone looking for some support in their first weeks at university, or anyone like me who just wishes to improve their personal critical thinking skills.

I highly recommend it to those intending to join a university or for those who want to sharpen their critical thinking skills.

This MOOC honed my critical thinking skills and gave a clear model and structure to the process.

This course has clarity and an intelligent design with excellent resources to help you access basic critical thinking skills needed in academic life.

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very helpful in 3 reviews

A very helpful course - I'd say it took me a bit more than the 4 hours a week to complete, but it is what you make it as well I think.

This course is very helpful for those who want to begin their university journey.

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Rating 4.7 based on 22 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 4 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (9 weeks ago)
Cost $44
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Jiani Liu, Michelle Schneider
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Personal Development
Tags Study Skills

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