Critical Thinking in Global Challenges

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The videos in this open resource will give you the opportunity to better understand what critical thinking is, and to practice and enhance your critical thinking skills. 

To do so, we will use the context of some important global challenges that affect us all, and to which we have no clear “correct” solutions, for example: 

  • the risk and spread of serious infectious diseases in epidemics in modern societies
  • the implications of increasing human population on global resources, energy, environment and climate
  • the challenges of human health and wellbeing in the modern world. 

Possible solutions to global issues such as these are hotly debated, and give the perfect setting to practice recognizing and evaluating facts, ideas, opinions and arguments. 

These videos are free open resources originally created for the short course, Critical Thinking in Global Challenges. Although the course is not currently running, you can still work through the content in your own time using the videos in this open resource. 

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This resource is hosted on the University's Media Hopper channel.

  • Type of course
    Open Resource: openly licensed instructional digital materials such as text, videos, audio files and other media.
  • Cost and certification
    Free. No certificate available.
  • Duration
    Self-paced video
  • Weekly effort
    Self-paced video
  • Difficulty level
    Introductory: No previous knowledge required
  • Learning platform
    Open Educational Resources
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