C1. Critical Thinking – Decision Making in Education

Critical Thinking is an essential process with which adults can evaluate the information they receive. Via using the ability to collect, analyze and think about data, personal life is enriched and more so when these same skills are applied to problems in everyday life involving judgment and choice. This course presents basic concepts from statistics, probability, scientific methodology, cognitive psychology and cost-benefit theory and shows how they can be applied to everything from picking one product over another to critiquing media accounts of scientific research.