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Critical Thinking and Academic Skills

MODULE HANDBOOK

(1)    GENERAL INFORMATION

SCHOOL

SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES

DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONS

LEVEL OF STUDY (BSc/MSc)

BSc

COURSE CODE

301

SEMESTER

3rd

COURSE TITLE

CRITICAL THINKING AND ACADEMIC SKILLS

INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
in case the credits are awarded in separate parts of the course e.g. Lectures, Laboratory Exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded uniformly for the whole course, indicate the weekly teaching hours and the total number of credits.

WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS

CREDIT UNITS

4

5

 

 

Add rows if needed. The teaching organization and teaching methods used are described in detail in (d).

COURSE TYPE

general background, special background, general knowledge specialization, skills development

CORE

PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

NO

LANGUAGE OF TEACHING and EXAMS:

GREEK

IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS

NO

ELECTRONIC COURSE PAGE (URL)

(2)    LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of this course, knowledge and skills that will be gained, and abilities of an appropriate level that students will acquire after the successful completion of the course.

Refer to Appendix A.

  • Description of the Level of Learning Outcomes for each course of study according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area
  • Descriptive Indicators of Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Annex B
  • Summary Guide for writing Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should:

• develop their critical skills.

• locate high quality information.

• challenge the sources and to recognize the prejudices in them.

• develop the ability to create evidence-based arguments.

General Skills

Taking into account the general skills that the graduate must have acquired (as they are listed in the Diploma Supplement and are listed below) which of the following is the aim of the course ?

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Work in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas  

Project design and management

Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity in gender issues

Exercise criticism and self-criticism

Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Other…

…….

Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking.

Adaptation to new situations.

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies.

Project design and management.

(3)    COURSE CONTENT

Upon completion of the course students will be able to improve their professional ability and skills, to maximize their career prospects, to prepare as professionals, to develop their critical skills, to identify high quality information, to challenge sources and recognize biases in them and develop the ability to create evidence-based arguments.

The components of critical thinking, non-linear thinking, logical thinking, the characteristics of critical thinking, the benefits of critical thinking, problem solving, information gathering, brainstorming, solution generation, teamwork, analysis and choice of solutions, planning next steps, priorities work, organization of the workplace, avoidance of the causes of disorganization of work, business case study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4)    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS - EVALUATION

TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, distance learning, etc..

FACE TO FACE, LAB

USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students

USE OF ICT IN TEACHING, LABORATORY EDUCATION, ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION WITH STUDENTS

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The teaching methodologies are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliography study & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive teaching, Study visits, Study work, artwork, creatio, etc

 

Indicate the student's study hours for each learning activity as well as the non-guided study hours according to the ECTS principles

Activity

Semester Workload

Lectures

13

Practical Exercise

26

Publications study

84

Assignments

55

Exams’ Preparation

2

Final Examination

Course Total  Effort

180

STUDENT EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Report / Report, Oral Examination, Public Presentation, Public Presentation, Others

 

Explicitly defined assessment criteria are stated and if and where they are accessible to students.

Written Examination (GA) with a weight of 70% at the end of the semester, in the Greek language, which includes multiple choice questions. The student can also implement an optional assignment (EP) with a weight of 30%. In order for the student's attendance to be considered successful, the Final Grade (TB) must be> = 5. TB is calculated as follows:

ΤΒ = ΜΑΧ (GA, 0.7xGA + 0.3xEP)

(5)    BIBLIOGRAPHY

Maxims for Thinking Analytically, Dan Levy, Dan Levy, 2021

How We Learn, Stanislas Dehaene, Penguin Books, 2021

Noise- A Flaw in Human Judgment, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony & Cass R. Sunstein, Little Brown Spark, 2021

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, Penguin Books, 2011