Questioning and learning with an open mind!

Interpreting, evaluating and thinking critically are key skills required for success in university study. They will help you assess and understand theory and contemporary knowledge in your field and so help you contribute new ideas to it.

In this introductory subject you’ll learn how to interpret and evaluate information from a variety of sources. With support from your subject coordinator you’ll learn how to develop arguments using evidence and reasoning.

Topics covered in this subject include:

  • critically evaluating arguments and claims
  • critical thinking and its role in university learning
  • finding additional resources or services that support development in critical thinking
  • identifying arguments and claims
  • identifying credible and relevant sources of information
  • participating in debates and discussions
  • providing reasoning and using evidence to support claims and arguments
  • reading, interpreting

All of your learning materials for this subject are accessed online and you will have access to your subject coordinator for help and guidance for the duration of your Study Link term.

Subject availability
Session CRN Subject code Subject name Mode Campus/Location Term begins Application closing date Term ends
202215 403 SSS082 CriticalThinkingSkills Distance Online 1/11/21 28/1/22 29/4/22
202245 284 SSS082 CriticalThinkingSkills Distance Online 14/2/22 3/6/22 12/8/22
202275 425 SSS082 CriticalThinkingSkills Distance Online 20/6/22 16/9/22 16/12/22

Please note: You can start any time to suit you between Term start date and the close of applications.

Study material: 14 hrs

Subject Coordinator: Phil Edwardes

Phil Edwardes

This subject will be useful if you're studying:

  • Agricultural and Wine Science
  • Allied Health and Pharmacy
  • Animal and veterinary Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication and Creative Industries
  • Environmental Science and Outdoor Recreation
  • Exercise and Sports Sciences
  • Humanities, Social Work and Human Services
  • Information and Library Studies

  • Medical Science and Dentistry
  • Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
  • Policing, Law, Security, Customs and Emergency Management
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Teaching and Education
  • Theology and Islamic Studies