DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000550

Education of Critical Thinking

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Dr. Daiva Penkauskienė (daiva.penkauskiene@gmail.com)

a. o: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asta Railienė, Dr. Daiva Penkauskienė, Prof. Dr. Valdonė Indrašienė

Institute of Educational Sciences and Social Work


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

face to face

1 semester

English, Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

Introduce students with critical thinking methods and strategies, develop their ability to find and critically use different information, to solve problems,to make decisions, and be open for new ideas and experiences.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Familiar with the various methods of promoting critical thinking, and will be able to apply them into the practice

Lecture, seminars, individual and group work, discussion, case stud

Group tasks; individual tasks; reflection

Will be able to organize different social activities, by applying critical thinking methods and strategies

Lecture, seminars, individual and group work, discussion, case stud

Test, essey

Will be able to explain importance of critical thinking for person's socialization.

Lecture, seminars, individual and group work, discussion, case study

Test, essey

will be able to explain connections between critical thinking, problem solving, decisions making and thinking.

Lecture, seminars, individual and group work, discussion, case stud

Group tasks; individual tasks; reflection


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

Environment for critical thinking

2

6

8

18

Individual and group tasks

Importance of critical thinking for ourdays life

2

6

8

18

Reading analyzing of scientific literature

Critical thinking framework

2

6

8

18

Individual and group tasks

Critical writing

4

4

8

20

Test

Formulation of questions according Bloom's taxonomy

4

4

8

20

Test

Active learning

2

6

8

18

Test

Assessment

2

2

Overall

16

32

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

20

During semester

Specific criteria for each of the task according to its type and content.

Essay

30

During semester

3 points: Thougts are clear and well justified. It is evident ability to transform information in personal words, to analyze, synthesize and evaluate. 2 points: Thougts are clear and partially justified. It is evident ability to transform information in personal words, to analyze, but not synthesize and evaluate. 1 point: Thoughts lack smoothness and justification. It is evident ability to transform information in personal words, but not analyze, synthesize and evaluate. 0 pints: Work is not completed or presented.

Examination

50

January

Test consists of 5 open and different complexity questions (from demonstration of understanding till independent and justified opinion). 5 points : All questions are answered and well justified. 4 points : 4 questions are answered and justified; all questions are answered bur some lack justification; 3 points: 3 questions are answered and justified; all questions are answered, but lack justification; 2 points: 2 questions are answered and justified; all questions are partially answered and lack justification; 1 point: 1 question is answered and justifier; questions are not understood and not answered, week justification; 0 pints: Work is not completed or presented