Critical Thinking for Life
Are you a motivated individual seeking clarity and confidence in your thoughts and ideas?
Do you want a better, "big picture", holistic thinking?
Do you want to argue persuasively and authoritatively for your viewpoints?
Do you want to workout your brain and stop mindless, unproductive multitasking?
In today's busy world, full of distractions, it can be hard to really consider options carefully and reflect on our challenges. If we are constantly 'fire fighting', we are not developing our ideas or improving our mental processes. It zaps out creativity and leads to mistakes.
This 6 week Critical Thinking course will help you create space to think; articulate your position; engage in discussions; make logical decisions and make a more meaningful contribution in your work or personal life. We touch on argument analysis, biases, logic and its flaws, techniques to 'think outside the box'. We examine your own cognitive biases, improve self awareness and help you empathise with others.
These skills are applied to real examples from your professional or personal life in weekly reflection tasks. These are carefully designed to help you elevate your thinking and create successful 'habits of mind' moving forward.
Critical Thinking is consistently listed in the top 3 skills sought by employers and in future leaders. Whether you choose private coaching or seek training through your employer or company for professional development, you will need to be motivated to change the way your think if you undertake this course.
"I recently completed Bethan’s Critical Thinking Course and I've been talking about it non-stop! I really enjoyed the content & format and highly recommend it to anyone who is curious to learn more about the way we think. Bethan facilitated the course so well - learned lots and had fun along the way. Thanks!"
Ann Brinkamp, Perth
"Bethan's course about Critical Thinking is a fantastic learning experience regardless if it is intended for business or private use. She covers numerous topics for example communications or argumentations that makes you stop, consider and improve. Highly recommended!"
Marion Braunl, Perth
Week 1: Preparing to think
Barriers to effective thinking
Creating habits of mind that serve you
Being open and playful
Asking better questions to get better answers
Week 2: Interpretation
What are cognitive biases?
What are their implications?
Stereotypes and mediation
Identifying your own biases
Week 3: Analysing arguments
Opinion vs Explanation Vs Argument
Explicit and implicit arguments
Clarifying structure and language
Week 4: Creating and evaluating arguments:
How to test an argument
Putting learning in to practice
Week 5: Decision making
System 1 and System 2 thinking
Matrices and Journalling
Pragmatic approaches to outcomes
Week 6: Communication
'Meaning are in people, not words'
Barriers to effective communication
Bronze Package: Online only - specific dates - $297
· 6 x 45 minute jam packed audios
· 6 x pdfs to support the content each week.
· Weekly reflections to apply learning and track your habits - handwritten or online
· Detailed, personalised feedback on tasks
· Course tracking to help with accountability
· Pre- and post- course self evaluation to show progress.
· Online Community to share ideas.
· Curated additional reading for extension and further thinking
Silver Package: Online and face to face or video conference meetings: $597
All of the amazing things you get with the bronze package, PLUS
· 2 x 45 minute sessions either face to face in Perth, WA or online at a time to suit you, tailored to your needs. Highly recommended by course graduates!
· Sessions to clarify any tricky learning points;
· Discuss your reflection tasks;
· Extend thinking on the topic;
· Increase accountability;
· Support industry specific application of skills.
Gold Package: Start anytime, Online and face to face delivery. $997
All things bronze, PLUS
4 x 45 minute sessions, spread across a time frame to suit you (6 weeks recommended). Face to face in central Perth, WA or using video conferencing.
Covering all the content face to face or in a video call, with space to clarify ideas as you go.
All content also available online for review as with Bronze and Silver.
Extends your thinking.
Allows more questions.
Industry specific applications.