Decision Making, Critical Thinking & Framing Arguments for Pre-Teens
This ongoing class focuses on “how to think” and make good decisions. This becomes learning to write good arguments and the beginning of debate preparation. Identifying faulty thinking is an essential life skill.
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Completed by 224 learners
Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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The class will combine 3 elements: teaching instruction focused on the topic/theme, student examples (from the previous week’s topic), and class discussion. Each week students will be finding examples of the class topic/theme found in the media, online, in a commercial or advertisement. Students will be encouraged to bring these to class for discussion. In class, we will solve problems related to the topic/theme together as a group. The ongoing format means learners can develop...
1. Learn critical thinking steps before forming an opinion. 2. Spotting logic fallacies – and framing their thoughts with sound logic. 3. How these principles play out when reading, hearing lectures and speaking.
I’ve taught in the nonprofit sector for 20 years, public/private education for 6+ years, and homeschooled 2 boys for 8 years.
There will be an average of 1 hour of homework for class. This will include weekly assignments that follow the class lesson that will integrate with the Student Entrepreneur Project Presentation.
Available if requested based on class participation, preparation for discussions, and the Student Presentation.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Mastering Logical Fallacies: The Definitive Guide to Flawless Rhetoric and Bulletproof Logic, Michael Withey Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman
I'm passionate about teaching and instilling the "love of learning!"
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
380 total reviews
662 completed classes
I've been teaching here on Outschool for a year (May 2020) now. It has been my pleasure to teach more than 1100 students here this last year. I find that a dialog with parents is very helpful for encouraging success for students. Truth, Beauty,...