If you want to acquire the means to keep pace with the technology revolution and with information overload, this is the course for you!
We are very happy to announce the launch of an online Path to Performance (P2P) course entitled Sharpen Your Critical Thinking that we have developed with Dr. Tom Chatfield.
Tom Chatfield is a writer, broadcaster and tech philosopher. His book Critical Thinking: Your Guide to Effective Argument, Successful Analysis and Independent Study has been published in over 30 countries and languages, and explores the skills required for successful engagement with 21st-century business and society. He is also a guest faculty member at the Saïd Business School, Oxford, on its executive leadership programme, and a former associate at the Oxford Internet Institute.
Sharpen your critical thinking in a nutshell
A recent report by the World Economic Forum, entitled “The Future of Jobs,” has ranked critical thinking and analysis in 4th position of the Top Skills for 2025.
Critical thinking is one of the most crucial skill sets for meeting these new challenges as it enables us to overcome information overload and make the most of the enormous quantity of data that we now have access to. It also allows us to manage complexity and handle new technologies and social media effectively.
This course will show you how to sharpen your critical thinking through good habits and effective tools. You will learn how to think twice about what is in front of you, to spot faulty reasoning, and to strengthen your arguments for better and more rigorous decision-making and problem-solving.
The path to clearer and more creative thinking
This course is divided into 7 levels. You can work through them in whichever order you wish, depending on your own priorities.
- Understand critical thinking in the tech age
- Set a foundation for critical thinking
- Strengthen your arguments through convincing reasoning
- Spot holes in reasoning
- Take an open approach to others’ arguments
- Express ideas persuasively
- Manage your time and attention for clearer thinking
It is filled with tips, activities, tools and quizzes to help you sharpen your critical thinking skills.
This P2P is perfect for a holistic and macro-learning approach. For a more micro-learning experience, it is recommended that you access the 7 corresponding Skill Paths or the series of 15 Videocasts.
This P2P is available in 9 languages: American English, Brazilian Portuguese, British English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Dr. Tom Chatfield is a writer, broadcaster and tech philosopher. His books exploring digital culture – most recently Critical Thinking (SAGE Publishing) and Live This Book! (Penguin) – have been published in over 30 countries and languages, and explore the skills required for successful engagement with 21st-century business and society. A non-executive director at several not-for-profits, Tom has worked as a consultant with many of the world’s leading tech companies. He is also a guest faculty member at the Saïd Business School, Oxford, for its executive leadership program, and a former associate at the Oxford Internet Institute.
His debut novel, This is Gomorrah (Hodder), was published worldwide in 2019.