Listen to UQ's critical thinking expert, Dr Peter Ellerton from the comfort of your own home or office.

In this one hour session, Dr Peter Ellerton shared how you can use the power of critical thinking to tackle difficult topics such as climate change denial and COVID-19. This webinar was proudly hosted by four Young Alumni Advisory Board members Avrithi, Eka, Caty and Tim.

Following the UQ Future Leaders webinar with UQ Critical Thinking expert Dr Peter Ellerton, we have put together some quick takeaways to help you to think more critically.

Key Takeaways:

1. “Just because you’re thinking about an issue, doesn’t mean you’re doing it well.”

Peter explained critical thought is not just thinking hard about something, or within a specific discipline, but being aware of how we’re actually going about thinking.

2. “Make the quality of your thinking the subject of your study.”

Peter gives us eight indicators of critical thinking matrix. Clarity, Accuracy, Precision, Relevance, Significance, Depth, Breadth and Coherence (Logic).

3. “Considering value helps you develop the framework for evaluation.”

Ask yourself, what do you value about this topic? What makes it worth your time and consideration? In our fast-paced, content-driven world, we could all use a lesson on this subject to ensure we’re active, instead of passive learners throughout our lives. Dr Ellerton’s advice is especially topical as we tackle misinformation surrounding issues like climate change and coronavirus, so we hope you found this discussion to be valuable.

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