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Critical and Contextual Thinking for Masters Study (12 weeks)

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Jonathan Leader

Module overview

The Critical and Contextual Thinking module is a core component of the Masters with Integrated Preparatory Study programme. The aims of the module are: (i) to establish the grounds for thinking critically and explore what contextual thinking means; and (ii) to encourage students to think about and discuss concepts and ideas in a critical fashion, which includes demonstrating appreciation of the times and places in which those concepts and ideas originated, what their purpose was, and how subsequently they have been and are employed.

Students will be introduced to a range of critical thinking and research skills that will enable them to work as active and independent learners at Masters level, who are capable not only of following complex arguments but who can also formulate their own persuasive lines of reasoning. The module will focus on developing critical and contextual thinking in relation to reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and will include both individual and group work activities and tasks.

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