Suggested Lesson Plan for Self-Guided Course

Here is my suggestion for organizing the modules into a self-guided critical thinking course.

I. The Basics: Understanding the basic parts and structure of arguments

A. Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions
B. Inference Indicators
C. Convergent and Serial Premises
D. Linked Premises

II. Obstacles to Good Reasoning

The Way We Think

A. Systems of Belief and Audiences
B. Biases, Vested Interests, Conflicts of Interests
C. Confirmation Bias, Fallacy of Confirming Instances, and Falsificationism.
D. Misleading Comparisons and Graphs.

What We Think


III. List of Critical Thinking Resources, Blogs, Articles, Podcasts

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