Critical Thinking & Argumentation


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Click here to view videos by two Chinese students, Jessie and Leanne, discussing their experiences of postgraduate study in Australia, including the challenges of thinking critically and reading widely.

At the end of this session, international students will:

  • Appreciate the notion of critical thinking and its relationship to argumentation
  • Have developed a strategy for thinking critically based on appreciating different points of view
  • Be able to identify evidence that will support a reasoned position
  • Have built confidence in developing an academic argument
  • Have strengthened skills in synthesising