Critical Thinking Course

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General information

  • Teachers - About the teachers involved in the course.
  • Classroom - KKLG106 in the KK Leung Building. This is building no 20 on the campus map here: http://www.hku.hk/estates/newmap.
  • Lunch - Opposite the KK Leung Building is the Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre. There is a student canteen inside.
  • Certificate - Students who complete the course with full attendance will receive a certificate.

Programme

Day 1 (15 July 2009) Instructors - Benny Fung, Fanny Ho

timeactivityremark
0930-0945Welcome and introduction (Joe Lau)
0945-1100Lecture - Introduction to critical thinking (Benny Fung)What is critical thinking? Analysis of meaning and detection of linguistic pitfalls
1100-1115Break 
1115-1240Group discussion (Fanny Ho) 
1240-1400Lunch break 
1400-1520Lecture - Argument analysis (Benny Fung)How to analyze and evaluate arguments? What are good arguments?
1520-1535Break 
1535-1645Group discussion (Fanny Ho) 
1645-1700Q&A 

Day 2 (18 July 2009) Instructors - Wyman Kwok, Fanny Ho

timeactivityremark
0930-1055Lecture - Scientific reasoning (Wyman Kwok)An introduction to hypothesis testing
1055-1105Break 
1105-1230Group discussion 
1230-1400Lunch break 
1400-1700Lecture + discussion - Fallacies and biases (Wyman Kwok)How to classify fallacies and what are the common biases in reasoning

Readings