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This course will help you to view the world with a more critical eye by introspectively exploring your own biases of thinking.
For more information, check out the course brochure.
This course will will help you to view the world with a more critical eye by introspectively exploring your own biases of thinking. You’ll learn:
- How to become a critical thinker
- How to separate fact from fiction
- How to inspire others to think critically
- General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking
This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:
Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW
3.3 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
4.1 Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities.
This program is awaiting accreditation within the ACT for 2023. We expect it will be available for accreditation by end of January.
Adam vanLangenberg was a mathematics and English teacher for over 12 years, achieved international acclaim for his work in providing critical thinking education to high school students, and was the recipient of the Australian Skeptics Thornett Award for the Promotion of Reason in 2012. Adam is a comic book/board game/woodworking nerd who loves nothing more than to curl up on the couch and watch The Great British Bake Off.
Jarryd Bendall from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He comes from a long line of teachers, which is why he initially avoided this calling. After a myriad of roles in law, medicine, used car sales, and as the mascot for the Western Bulldogs AFL team, Jarryd eventually taught primary school for a number of years, before combining his love for writing and education at an Education Specialist role with Cool. This role sees him as a bridge between knowledgeable industry experts and classroom teachers, bringing excellence into the classroom and challenging the average curriculum with innovative and effective ideas.
As a not-for-profit organisation, all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.
Reviews for How to Teach Critical Thinking – Primary
- 11. What is a logical fallacy?
- 12. Confirmation Bias
- 13. How to Avoid It
- 14. Correlation vs. Causation
- 15. Other examples
- 16. How to avoid it
- 17. Anecdotal Evidence
- 18. How to avoid it
- 19. Hasty Generalisation
- 20. Other Examples
- 21. How to avoid it
- 22. Cherry Picking
- 23. Other Examples
- 24. How to avoid it
- 25. Burden of Proof
- 26. How to avoid it
- 27. Reflection
- 28. Other Fallacies
- 29. Remember…