Critical Thinking and Decision Making
The overall aim of this module is to develop students’ understanding of and capacity for critical thinking, creative thinking and problem-solving. The module is focused on creating the ability to deduce and interpret information, recognize assumptions, draw inferences, evaluate arguments, exercise critical judgment in decision making and generate an active open-minded thinker. The module seeks to create a critical awareness of the fallacies in arguments and the cognitive biases in decision making.
Demonstrate an understanding of critical thinking as used in a range of contexts ;
Integrate models of decision making with the organisational context;
Analyse information and arguments in complex situations;
Recognise behavioural biases in thinking and decision making;
Illustrate the use of creative thinking techniques in problem solving;
Analyse risk and perceptions of risk in decision making under uncertainty;
Appraise value conflicts in decision making.