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Critical Thinking: A Skills & Insight University Masterclass With Dr David Holland From University Of East Anglia

28th April 2021 @ 12:45 - 13:30



In this workshop, we are joined by University of East Anglia who will lead an interactive and practical skills and insight masterclass for students exploring techniques and approaches related to critical thinking.

Dr David Holland, Senior Lecturer, will consider the wider importance of critical thinking, its impact on your current studies, future degree performance and career, and its constituent elements using some practical examples and exercises.

David runs an undergraduate course on critical thinking in which the tools of argument building are used equally by the scientist and in the humanities field (e.g., an essay putting across a point of view, or a lawyer proving their case). The session is therefore highly relevant to students from all disciplines.



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Speaker Profile (Please click):  Dr David Holland

Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM, and including those studying for an EPQ.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider questions they have about critical thinking and particular issues or obstacles they may be facing.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below: