Review existing OERs for remix
Unisa Critical Reasoning Study guide: forms the basis of the course but sections that direct students to copyright reserved textbook need to be replaced by referrals to open access and open educational resources
Open educational resources
This section contains examples released under a licence that clearly indicates how they may be used at no cost.
A complete course on critical thinking and the development and analysis of logical arguments made available as Open Courseware: © 2004-2012 Joe Lau and Jonathan Chan
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. http://www.saylor.org/courses/phil102/
Another complete course on critical thinking incorporating a lot of the above resources as well as additional resources from youTube etc. Resource accessed initially via www.merlot.org.
PP, video, audio podcasts providing an introduction to critical reasoning and the development and analysis of arguments If accessed from the Jorum website, it will be seen that the critical reasoning courseware has been made available under a creative commons licence.
A useful audio-based introduction to the role and use of argument in the social sciences. Would follow on well from the planned youTube activity in Unit 1.
A useful structured UKOU guide to critical reading very appropriate to Level 5 transition.
Argument mapping tools:
Title: Internet for philosophy
Author: Meriel Patrick
Description: Internet for philosophy is a tutorial from the Virtual Training Suite. The Virtual Training Suite tutorials aim to help university and college students to develop Internet research skills to assist with their coursework and assignments. The tutorials were written by a national team of UK university or college lecturers and librarians. They recommend key websites in their subject and help students to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework, literature reviews or personal research. This is an archived version of the tutorial. As of the 1st of August 2011 any further development of the tutorials is being undertaken by TutorPro at http://www.vtstutorials.co.uk
Copyright reserved online resources
This section contains examples of resources made available online but where copyright is reserved and for which permission needs to be obtained for usage.
PP, video, audio podcasts providing an introduction to critical reasoning and the development and analysis of arguments
Critical Reasoning: A User’s Manual, Version 3.0 by Chris Swoyer.
The first two chapters of this text deal with basic concepts of critical reasoning and the nature of reasons and arguments which overlap with the current course. Subsequent chapters then extend the thinking. Note that the text is copyright to Chris Swoyer so if you wanted to adapt or download and share this resource, you would need to seek permission first.
Providing hyperlinked summary notes on the nature of critical reasoning
Providing definitions and examples of common logical fallacies
Providing contemporary examples of ways in which information, particularly statistical information, can be accidentally or wilfully misinterpreted
This site is intended for educational purposes to teach about the Holocaust and to combat hatred. The site contains definitions and examples of a wide range of logical fallacies.
Stephen Downes Guide to the Logical Fallacies. This site provides a useful summary of the characteristics of common logical fallacies.
Resources on argument mapping, include:
Argument mapping tools:
An introduction to critical reasoning
http://www4.uwsp.edu/philosophy/dwarren/Basics/BasicsWebpage.htm accessed initially via www.merlot.org.