Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “course review”
Reason Better: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Critical Thinking
https://app.tophat.com/e/455176/assigned/ You can access the link without registration choosing Enter as Guest option. This course or book was created by David Manley. In essence it is a critical thinking online textbook, but with integrated exercises. Other educators, who use the same platform, can change the text according to their purposes. But even if you don’t work to register you can just read it as a regular book. The book covers a number of topics: how the human mind works, different mindsets and point of view on reasoning, how to achieve clarity with good arguments, how to understand different forms of argument, what to do with evidence and how to apply a probabilistic approach to hypotheses, how to use generalization and what kind of errors may appear during this process, how to understand causation and relate it to evidence, how new information should change our beliefs, how to formulate theories and hypotheses correctly, how to make decisions.
Critical Reasoning for Beginners and A Romp Through the Foothills of Logic
http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/critical-reasoning-beginners http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/critical-reasoning-romp-through-foothills-logic This is a pretty old series of lectures by Marianne Talbot, Critical Reasoning for Beginners. And there is a newer series Critical Reasoning: A Romp Through the Foothills of Logic. The first course is six hours and forty five minutes long. It is a course for beginners, most likely you don’t need any critical thinking training to watch it. As the videos are recordings from lectures, you can hear some questions from the audience.
Teaching Critical Thinking through Art
https://www.edx.org/course/teaching-critical-thinking-through-art-with-the-national-gallery-of-art This course has some interesting points which differ it from other critical thinking courses. First, it is aimed at educators, not at regular folks who want to learn critical thinking. Second, it focuses on art related disciplines and studying art pieces. Quite an unusual combination is here. The course is brought to you by the Smithsonian Institution, but the initial idea was developed in the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens
https://www.coursera.org/learn/news-literacy There is actually a critical thinking course under this title. The authors want to teach several aspects of critical thinking related to understanding and analysing news. The course is created by people from two universities: The University of Hong Kong and The State University of New York, more specifically Stony Brook University School of Journalism. It is six weeks long and it requires commitment from 2 to 3 hours per week.
Critical Thinker Academy: Learn to Think Like a Philosopher
https://www.udemy.com/critical-thinker-academy/ This course is created by Kevin deLaplante, an independent educator from Ottawa, Canada. Before becoming independent he served as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University from 2009 to 2013, though he wrote on his personal site1 that it was from 2008 to 2012. The course is a big one, it has about 14 hours of video lectures and PDF supplemental text of 600 pages total.
Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
This course doesn’t aim to be a complete critical thinking course, instead it focuses on different aspect of decision making. The course is taught by Rob Stone from University of California, Irvine Extension. It is also a part of Career Success specialisation, created by the same university. The specialisation is focused on skills like project management, productivity, finance management, communication, business writing, negotiations, and entrepreneurship. The course can teach you how to apply appropriate methods of problem solving and decision making, how to identify common obstacles, how to take into account a human factor.
Critical Thinking Skills for University Success
https://www.coursera.org/learn/critical-thinking-skills The main focus of this course is preparation for a university. The course is taught by Katherine Olston and Luke Alexander from the University of Sydney. The authors give a number of critical thinking disposition, for example inquisitiveness, truth-seeking, and self-confidence. After that a student can understand better what critical thinking is. The authors also discuss formal and informal argumentation methods, how to ask questions to get a desired answer.
Science of Everyday Thinking
https://www.edx.org/course/science-everyday-thinking-uqx-think101x-6 This course is created by The University of Queensland, and one of the authors is from there, Jason Tangen. Another one, Matthew Thompson is from Murdoch University. The third author is Emma MacKenzie, she is also from The University of Queensland. The authors have a syllabus that is practical enough. They discuss the psychology of everyday thinking using topics like placebo, miracles and paranormal. You can study how people form and change their beliefs, and how to make better decisions.
Philosophy and Critical Thinking
https://www.edx.org/course/philosophy-and-critical-thinking This course has a subtitle, META101x: Thinking about thinking. It sounds good because it catches one of the main ideas of critical thinking, that it is a kind of thinking directed to other thinking. It is created in the University of Queensland by Deborah Brown and Peter Ellerton. According to the description the course is based on philosophy and it is primarily aimed on analysing and understanding arguments. Of course it isn’t the comprehensive course about critical thinking, it is more likely an introduction to the topic from a philosophical point of view.
Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age
https://www.coursera.org/learn/mindware/ This course is taught by Richard E. Nisbett, the author of Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking and a number of academic articles. The book is pretty interesting and useful by itself and like the course it isn’t exactly about critical thinking. At least the author haven’t stated that, but in the same time the course teaches many things you can find in critical thinking handbook and courses. As a student you can get some knowledge about statistics and its application in different areas, also about designing experiments and using correlation correctly.
Intellectual Humility Courses
https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-theory https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-science https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-humility-practice There are three courses with the same core idea: intellectual humility. As intellectual humility is one of critical thinking attitudes, I can say that these courses can improve your critical thinking skills. Authors say that intellectual humility is an opposite to intellectual arrogance, which can lead to biases and inefficient thinking practices. Intellectual humility is better way to think because people with this attitude change their beliefs more easily and generally more open-minded.