Award in Critical and Creative Thinking (MQF 7)€965
About this course
This Award in Critical and Creative Thinking shall equip students with the required knowledge, skills and competencies required to be able to practice creative and critical thinking. The course shall present the similarities and differences between these two types of thinking, and underline the importance of such skills within a business environment.
Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree and have 2 years of relevant work experience. Excellent command of written English is required.
To determine your eligibility, at CMBS, we assess many factors including your education, career progression, and leadership and entrepreneurship qualities. If you do not meet the standard entry requirements and are adequately prepared to succeed in this programme, we welcome and encourage you to contact us for an interview.
A mixed-method assessment approach will be utilised for this programme.
This Award in Critical and Creative Thinking is delivered through a combination of weekend work-based learning seminars, one-on-one mentoring sessions and industry visits.
Who is this course for?
This course is intended for those who are aged 21+ and aspire to become a successful .
Language of Instruction
This programme will be delivered in English.
Location of Lectures
Lectures will be delivered at Business Leaders Hub, 160, Mdina Road, Zebbug, Malta, ZBG 9015.
How to Apply
Interested candidates can apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 00356 9912 1110. Applicants will be provided with a link to complete our booking form and will be requested to submit any relevant documents required to process the application.
Email Daniela at email@example.com or call on 00356 9912 1110 to learn more.
Price (EU Students): €965
€724 will be refunded via the Jobsplus Investing in Skills Scheme
Pay only €241
- Access to a comprehensive student management system
- Overall qualification certificate
- Course material tutorial support notes
- Access to online course resources
Introducing Critical Thinking
• What is critical thinking and why is it important (Dewey, 1910:74:82) • The Elements of Thought • The Critical Thinking Process (Observe, Interpret, Analyse, Infer, Evaluate, Explain and Meta-think) • Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Model (Paul & Elder, 2012) • Critical Thinking Standards (Clarity, Accuracy, Precision, Relevance, Depth, Breadth, Logical, Significance, Fairness) • Characteristics of Critical Thinkers • Benefits of Critical Thinking • Challenges to Critical Thinking (Egocentrism, Social Conditioning, Biased Experiences, Arrogance and Intolerance, Schedule Pressures, Group Think, The Drone Mentality)
Introducing Creative Thinking
• What is Creative Thinking and why is it important • Creative Thinking Techniques i) Brainstorming (Osborn, 1963) ii) Mind Mapping (Buzan, 1970) iii) Six Thinking Hats (de Bono, 1985) iv) Lateral Thinking (de Bono, 1967) • Barriers to Creative Thinking
Contemporary Digital Systems Design
• Fundamental Building Blocks of Digital Systems
• Sustainable Development • Ecological, Environmental and Social Dimensions • Discounting For The Future • Intergenerational Equity