“This was a fantastic experience! The wealth of information and classroom practice was so well-balanced. Thank you, Elizabeth, for all the preparation, patience, and thoughtfulness you put into your teaching and materials.”
[ Livia Montana ]
If you take only one course in your lifetime, make it this one. You will develop the fundamental skills of statement classification, research, analysis, and argument. You’ll find that these skills are tools for better communication, healthier relationships, and smoother navigation in all areas of life.
What another participant has to say …
“I am personally VERY motivated to drop my pursuits early on Tuesdays, get cleaned up, and drive to class because each week I have practical, usable takeaways and challenging thoughts that I mentally chew on all week. And those takeaways further my ability to share with others more effectively, including spiritually. … If I fully understand the difference between belief, opinion, and provable facts, etc., I am going to inevitably communicate more effectively — and garner much more respect — when I communicate with others. This class is highly valuable. A winner! I will not forget this class!”
[ G. B. ]
What you’ll learn
- Classify Statements • Systematically and automatically classify statements, distinguishing among facts, errors, theses, beliefs, and opinions.
- Find it Out (Research) • Conduct effective research in order to gain knowledge about a topic, verify a matter of fact, or provide evidence for a thesis.
- Figure it Out (Analysis) • Conduct effective analysis in order to gain understanding, derive meaning, and form conclusions about a complex matter.
- Reason it Out (Argument) • Argue, and ultimately persuade, with reason and passion and without prejudice or undue emotion.
Critical Thinking Basics is offered in Vancouver, Washington. Class size is limited to a maximum of eight participants so everyone has a chance to fully engage.
Critical Thinking Basics (Vancouver)