Credit Points: 15
Workload: 36 contact hours
Campus: Melbourne, Sydney
This is a third-year core Unit in the Bachelor of Business, majors in Management, Marketing and Accounting. This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of critical thinking and reasoning. Students learn how to construct, analyse and critically evaluate arguments; how to detect common fallacies in reasoning; and how to think logically and creatively. Skills are taught by developing practical techniques for the evaluation of reasoning, and applying them to arguments from a variety of disciplines including business, law, politics, and the media. Critical thinking skills are invaluable across all disciplines, and will benefit students in academic contexts and in life beyond university.
Unit topics include:
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
Learning Outcomes Assessed
|Contribution in class||a-e*||10%|
|In-class quiz 1 (individual)||a-e*||10%|
|In-class quiz 2 (individual)||a-e*||10%|
|Case study analysis essay (group)||a-e*||20%|
|Case study analysis presentation (group)||a-e*||10%|
|Examination (3 hours)||a-e*||40%|
*refer to learning outcomes above.
Note: Students are required to purchase the prescribed text book and have it available each week in class.
Prescribed Text Book:
Kallet, M., (2014). Think Smarter: Critical thinking to improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. ISBN 978-1-118-72983-0, Wiley & Sons
MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:
|Ability to communicate||Independent and Lifelong Learning||Ethics||Analytical and Problem Solving||Cultural and Global Awareness||Team work||Specialist knowledge of a field of study|
|The standard is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations|
|The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations|
|The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations|
|The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials|
|The standard is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard|