Award in Critical and Creative Thinking (MQF 7)

Unit 1

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)

Unit 2

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

Unit 3

Contemporary Digital Systems Design

• Fundamental Building Blocks of Digital Systems

Unit 4

Sustainability

• Sustainable Development • Ecological, Environmental and Social Dimensions • Discounting For The Future • Intergenerational Equity

Award in Critical and Creative Thinking (MQF 7)

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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.

 

 

Duration

1 Month

Start Date

TBC

Delivery

Work-based Learning

Credits

3 ECTS Credits

Awarding Body

This qualification is awarded by Central Mediterranean Business School (CMBS).

 

This qualification is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority. MFHEA deems this Award in Critical and Creative to be at Level 7 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.

 

Entry Requirements

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.

 

Assessment Mode

A mixed-method assessment approach will be utilised for this programme.

 

Delivery Mode

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 admissions@cmbs.edu.mt 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.

 

Have questions?

Email Daniela at admissions@cmbs.edu.mt 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

Price includes:

  • Access to a comprehensive student management system
  • Overall qualification certificate

  • Course material tutorial support notes
  • Access to online course resources

Syllabus

Unit 1

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)

Unit 2

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

Unit 3

Contemporary Digital Systems Design

• Fundamental Building Blocks of Digital Systems

Unit 4

Sustainability

• Sustainable Development • Ecological, Environmental and Social Dimensions • Discounting For The Future • Intergenerational Equity