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Critical Thinking Skills

In today's information-rich world, possessing critical thinking skills is essential for making informed decisions and solving problems across diverse fields. Beyond mere information consumption, critical thinking empowers you to question, analyse, and apply knowledge meaningfully.

Over 2.5 days, you'll master problem-solving with analytical precision, honing your ability to critically understand and question information. Confidently gather, interpret, and explore information to make well-reasoned decisions. Embrace collaboration and respect diverse perspectives, fostering innovative and inclusive problem-solving. Finally, you'll learn to grasp complex situations, adapt swiftly, and excel in ever-changing environments — acquiring the analytical prowess to thrive in today’s dynamic world, where critical thinking is the key to success.

Course Outline

  • Master problem-solving with analytical precision and efficiency. Enhance your ability to critically understand and question information.
  • Learn how to decide confidently by gathering, interpreting, and exploring information.
  • Practice open-mindedness by embracing collaboration and respecting diverse perspectives.
  • Learn how to grasp complex situations, adapt swiftly and thrive in ever-changing environments.
Using critical thinking skills to make decisions effectively
Traning skills acquired

Skills Acquired

  • Problem-Solving Proficiency: Approach problems systematically and analytically to formulate effective solutions.
  • Critical Thinking and Information Evaluation: Make better decisions with sharp critical thinking and information assessment skills.
  • Confident Decision-Making: Learn how to make well-reasoned decisions by interpreting and exploring information comprehensively.
  • Open-Mindedness and Collaboration: Discover the right mindset to embrace diverse perspectives, fostering innovative and inclusive problem-solving.
  • Adaptability and Agility: Master critical thinking skills to thrive and excel in rapidly evolving work environments
Hands-on learning activities

Hands-on Learning Activities

  • Interactive Quizzes: Test your understanding of critical thinking processes, evaluation standards, and egocentric thinking.
  • Group Discussions: Engage in peer discussions to practice critical thinking skills and solve example scenarios.
  • Methodology Selection and Analysis: Participate in brainstorming sessions to explore research methodologies, develop probing questions, and analyse information’s relevancy and credibility.
Competency Assessment

Competency Assessment

  • Determine appropriate research methodologies for information gathering
  • Identify stages for critical thinking development
  • Review the strengths and weaknesses of alternative interpretations
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70% SkillsFuture (SSG) Subsidy
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50% SkillsFuture (SSG) Subsidy
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  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
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9% GST
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9% GST
50% SkillsFuture (SSG) Subsidy
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SkillsFuture Credits eligible for Singapore citizens aged 25 & above

PSEA eligible for Singapore citizens aged below 30

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Candidates who complete each course with at least 75% attendance and demonstrate competency during assessments will receive a Certificate of Completion by FirstCom Academy and WSQ Statement of Attainment.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Critical Thinking Skills?
    Critical thinking skills refer to the ability to analyze, evaluate, and interpret information in a logical and systematic manner. It involves thinking actively and independently, considering multiple perspectives, and making reasoned judgments or decisions based on evidence and reasoning. Critical thinking skills enable individuals to question assumptions, recognize biases, identify logical fallacies, and assess the credibility and reliability of information. These skills are essential for problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication in various aspects of life, including academics, work, and everyday situations.
    What can I do after the Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Decision-Making course?
    You can use critical thinking processes to identify inconsistencies and mistakes in reasoning. You will be able to evaluate thinking standards and stages of critical thinking development to review the strengths and weaknesses of alternative interpretations. You will also be able to grasp complex situations, adapt swiftly and thrive in ever-changing environments.
    How long does it take to complete the Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Decision-Making course?
    It takes 2 days to complete this Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Decision-Making course.
    What certificates do I get after completing the Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Decision-Making course?
    Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion by FirstCom Academy and a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by SkillsFuture Singapore.
    What do I need to bring for the Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Decision-Making course?
    Please bring along a pen and a notebook if you wish to take notes during the course. You may want to bring along a jacket in case you feel cold.
    How do I register for the Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Decision-Making course?
    You can indicate your interest in the form at the bottom of this page, and our education consultant will get back to you. Alternatively, you can also complete this contact form to indicate your course interest.
    Which payment methods are accepted?
    We accept payments through debit/credit cards and also via PayNow. Please be aware that when using PayNow, the transaction recipient will be listed as 'Omise Payment SG Pte Ltd'.
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