Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester
|Degree programme:||Bachelor Mechatronics Fulltime|
|Type of degree:||FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme|
|Winter Semester 2021|
|Course unit title||Critical Thinking|
|Course unit code||024515056105|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)||Compulsory|
|Semester when the course unit is delivered||Winter Semester 2021|
|Teaching hours per week||1|
|Year of study||2021|
|Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)||First Cycle (Bachelor)|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||2|
|Name of lecturer(s)||Roland PETERSTORFER|
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
English as offered in the previous semesters.
The course starts with a portrait of Andre Geim, nobel prize physicist of the year 2010 and a paragon of a critical thinker. His person serves to discuss the characteristics of critical thinkers, which are then worked on in a written assignment.
Students will be equipped with a variety of techniques to think creatively and critically for both the academic and working world. They will be able to see the weaknesses and strengths of arguments and learn to apply these skills in their own work. As a result, they will also be able to find logical and coherent solutions to problems and develop sound arguments.
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
Seminars and practical exercises.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
TWO short written assignments based on seminar content (one character description and one argument) and submitted during the semester by the deadline as set at the beginning of the course. ONE written test.
Active participation and an open mind on part of the students are essential for making this course successful and enjoyable.
|Recommended or required reading|
Material will be provided on ILIAS or distributed by the lecturer.
|Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)|
Face to face seminars with compulsory attendance. In case of absence read study regulations, page 9.
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