In this course, you will learn:
- decipher the working mechanisms that underpin our prejudices
- determine how content staging can be used to manipulate us.
- determine the information's veracity and source.
- The quality of a scientific method is assessed and interpreted.
- Discuss the role of science in today's world and its limitations.
1. Why develop a critical mind?
- 1.1 Critical thinking, a new phenomenon?
- 1.2 Critical thinking and transdisciplinarity
2: Identify your preconceptions
- 2.1 Stereotypes, bias and preconceptions: what are we talking about?
- 2.2 Different types of bias
- 2.3 Distancing and deconstruction
3: Decoding the Speech
- 3.1 The influence of sound
- 3.2 The influence of the image
- 3.3 The influence of the non-verbal
- 3.4 Words and speech
4: Assessing the quality of sources
- 4.1 Sources of information
- 4.2 The intentionality of information sources
- 4.3 The reliability of a source of information
- 4.4 Scientific publications
5: Understanding the scientific process
- 5.1 The different types of reasoning
- 5.2 The scientific approach
- 5.3 Critical research approach
- 5.4 Pseudo or non-scientific approach
6: Analyze the data
- 6.1 The qualitative approach
- 6.2 Samples, surveys and probabilities
- 6.3 Interpreting the data
- 6.4 Distinguish between causality and correlation
7: Realizing the Limits of Science
- 7.1 Scientific consensus
- 7.2 The human and technological limits of the scientific approach
- 7.3 Diversity of scientific approaches
- 7.4 The place of science in Western society