Critical thinking and a critical approach are important recurring themes
in higher education. In the goals for degree programmes listed in the
Higher Education Ordinance, different forms of criticality are
ubiquitous, and within academia, critical approaches and critical
thinking are taken for granted. But what does taking a critical approach
really mean? Can one think critically in different ways? Why is
criticality important? And not the least: what is needed for education
contribute to the development of a critical approach? Or, can education,
under certain circumstances, even inhibit critical abilities? In this
course, participants will work with different perspectives on what it
means to be critical and take a critical stance. We will also reflect
about how we as teachers can contribute to the development of students'
and our own - possibilities to be critical and think and act critically.
After completing the course, participants should be able to:
This course corresponds to two weeks of full-time studies.
For admission to this course you must have completed Teaching in higher education, basic course or similar course in teaching and learning.
Cost for this course: 3400 kr