About course

If there is one skill that can be said to hold the key to personal and professional success, it is critical thinking. Simply put, it is a deliberately slow process of thinking that incorporates different points of view or the collective wisdom of different disciplines, eliminating the bias in thinking. This gives a holistic understanding and analysis of any situation or problem and consequently, leads to wise decisions and actions. As such, everybody needs to think critically, both in personal and professional life. Every employer expects an employee to identify the problem on the ground and suggest solutions. In personal life, critical thinking makes for a happier life because you develop clarity about issues, understand multiple perspectives of those around you so that you know how to deal with them. In general, you become an empathetic and likable version of yourself.

Critical thinking is a conscious process of holistic thinking. It does not come naturally to us. That is why most of us are not critical thinkers even though all of us need to be.

The good news is - it can be learnt. How about making a beginning with this module?

Course Objective

  • A fun class where you learn something of immediate application in every session
  • The course offers you an opportunity to discover your own thinking process so that you can explore your true potential and do everything better than before.

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Skills you will gain

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Integrative thinking process

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Persuasive writing skills

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Empathetic listening

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Logical and reasoning abilities

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Effective communication

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Course Format

  • The course walks you through the process of critical thinking step by step.
  • Hands-on practice exercises in every session to demonstrate how to use the skill.
  • Personal attention to every student.
  • This is a short course of one credit i.e. 15-hour on-line sessions delivered on LMS system named e-lecta.
  • On successful completion of the course, you get a certificate.
  • Medium of instruction is English
  • Study material including AVs will be made available to the students.

Essential for the course

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This course can be taken by anybody who has passed Class 11th and 12th from any stream (Science/Arts/Commerce/engineering/IT)

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No prerequisite except keen desire for self - development.

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Attentive and open mind

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Familiarity with technology

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Laptop, mobile with internet connectivity.

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Course tutor

DR UMA NARAIN
Dean (retd), School of Liberal Arts,
NMIMS University, Mumbai

Dr Narain has been professor at S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai where she oversaw a managerial skill development program, unique to SPJIMR. Dr Narain is National Science Talent scholar and a Fulbright fellow.

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