Critical Thinking

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Pretext

To think critically is to examine ideas, evaluate them against what you already know and make decisions about their merit. The aim of critical thinking is to try to maintain an ‘objective’ position. When you think critically, you weigh up all sides of an argument and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. So, critical thinking skills entail: actively seeking all sides of an argument testing the soundness of the claims made testing the soundness of the evidence used to support the claims. Because your aim when thinking critically is to respond objectively to what you are reading or thinking through, you need to keep an open mind and be prepared to question the author’s claims. How you do this and the questions you ask will vary depending on what – and why – you are reading (for example, you might be responding to an assignment question). As a result, you must always be prepared to adapt your approach according to the demands of the material.

Course Curriculum ()

Critical thinking is different from just thinking. It is metacognitive—it involves thinking about your thinking. If I enter a social studies course where one of the topics to be studied is conformity, it is likely that I already have views about conformity: what it is, how prevalent it is, what influences people to conform or not conform. I have these views even if I haven’t formulated them explicitly for myself. Each view is an example of thinking, but not necessarily an example of critical thinking. Critical thinking starts once I reflect on my thinking: Why do I have these views about conformity? Since my views are really conclusions I have drawn, what evidence are they based on? How do other people look at conformity differently? What are their views based on? How can I tell which are more accurate, their views or mine?

Course learning

  1. Internalize the concept of Critical thinking and its related processes 

  2. Formulate briefs as an integrated part of Critical thinking.

  3. Demonstrate informed & effective application of research to analyses Critical thinking in fashion.

  4. Display organization skills and stress management, planning and team working skills.

 

 

Certificate & Scholarships

After completing the course students will get:

A certificate signed by National Awardee Fashion Designer and teacher Gaurav Mandal