Logical Fallacies With the Fallacy Detective
Learn how to spot logical fallacies...on social media, in advertising, or in a person's/party's/group's agenda.
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Once per week
over 15 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Sometimes, we sense that an argument is not quite right but without knowing why, we are inclined to accept the assertion as fact. This class will use the text "The Fallacy Detective" by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn to discover some of the most frequently used fallacies in order to better evaluate ideas and assertions that we all encounter in our day-to-day lives. Learning this will also help us to provide better evidence for our own arguments. There will be assigned reading each week so...
I have taught this class before in a homeschool co-op setting. It was tons of fun! My passion is help learners be able to see where others are making mistakes in their reasoning as well as help the student build their own assertions and points of view void of these mistakes. My background comes from a decade of working as an Analyst of world affairs with the Department of Defense. I learned how to review the evidence (sometimes with the necessity of weeding out deceptions, emotionalized content or propaganda) in order to draw out the facts.
Students will read the assigned chapters in advance of the class and be prepared to discuss.
"The Fallacy Detective" by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, Amazon $19.99 new, Kindle $9.99, used at various prices.
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45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Logic, Language, Learning
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
9 total reviews
38 completed classes
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