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Sep 25th 2017

Pluralidades em Português Brasileiro is a five-week long online self-access course whose aim is to expand intercultural awareness and develop upper intermediate/advanced reading and listening comprehension skills regarding Brazilian Portuguese as a foreign language. An extra week was added to expand the topics of the course.

Average: 5.5 (4 votes)
Sep 25th 2017

Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making. Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes. Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating likely risks.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Sep 25th 2017

Welcome to The City and You: Find Your Best Place. I'm excited to have you in the class and look forward to your contributions to the other learners in our community. This free course will provide the knowledge and the tools needed to understand what cities do, why they matter, the forces shaping the greatest wave of urbanization in history, and how to pick the right place for you.

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Sep 25th 2017

El pensamiento crítico (la aplicación de métodos científicos y del razonamiento lógico) constituye la base para resolver problemas y tomar decisiones con eficacia. El pensamiento crítico nos permite evitar escollos frecuentes, verificar la validez de nuestras creencias y suposiciones y corregir las distorsiones que pueden haberse producido en nuestros procesos mentales.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Sep 18th 2017

In this course, you will learn how to develop your Critical Thinking Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies.

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
Sep 18th 2017

This course prepares learners to empower themselves through metaliteracy in a connected world. Metaliteracy promotes critical thinking and self-reflection to consume, create, and share information with others. Participants will learn how to critically navigate, evaluate and produce information in open, online, and social media settings.

Average: 4.4 (5 votes)

Sep 18th 2017

Never before has the need for News Literacy been more urgent. As news consumers are bombarded with a constant stream of fake news, propaganda, hoaxes, rumors, satire, and advertising — that often masquerade as credible journalism — it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. While the public’s faith in the news media erodes, purveyors of misinformation have helped give rise to troubling cultural trends and alarming political movements.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Sep 18th 2017

Most professions these days require more than general intelligence. They require in addition the ability to collect, analyze and think about data. Personal life is enriched when these same skills are applied to problems in everyday life involving judgment and choice. This course presents basic concepts from statistics, probability, scientific methodology, cognitive psychology and cost-benefit theory and shows how they can be applied to everything from picking one product over another to critiquing media accounts of scientific research. Concepts are defined briefly and breezily and then applied to many examples drawn from business, the media and everyday life.

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Sep 18th 2017

Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking. We are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things: to believe that we should buy a product, support a cause, accept a job, judge someone innocent or guilty, that fairness requires us to do some household chore, and so on. Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically.

Average: 7.6 (15 votes)
Sep 11th 2017

We currently face unprecedented challenges on a global scale. These problems do not neatly fall into disciplines. They are complicated, complex, and connected. Join us on this epic journey of 13.8 billion years starting at the Big Bang and travelling through time all the way to the future. Discover the connections in our world, the power of collective learning, how our universe and our world has evolved from incredible simplicity to ever-increasing complexity.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Sep 4th 2017

¿Te has planteado alguna vez mediante qué mecanismos algunas personas consiguen convencer a otras personas? Este curso da respuesta a la pregunta y está dirigido a cualquier individuo interesado por los mecanismos de la argumentación en el siglo XXI. Aprenderemos la base de la comunicación persuasiva y el pensamiento crítico aplicados a toda clase de formatos: desde las palabras o los argumentos, pasando por las imágenes y los audiovisuales o, finalmente, por los números, las estadísticas y los gráficos.

Average: 1 (1 vote)

Sep 4th 2017

Learn about the role of data in a range of disciplines and about some fundamental tools for extracting knowledge from data. How can we answer questions about the world around us? How can we make decisions about what to do? Over the past years, more and more people have turned to data for help. Huge amounts of data are collected every day from millions of sources. This data has a lot to tell us! But data by itself is mute—it can only help us if we learn to make it speak and tell its story.

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