A recent report by the World Economic Forum, entitled “The Future of Jobs,” has ranked critical thinking as the second most essential skill for 2020.
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and genetics and biotechnology, will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labour markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape.” World Economic Forum
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 program 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.