Thinking Skills for the Postmodern World
(ages 10-14) 1:45-3 PM Instructor: Justin Nordin
- Started Jan 18Started Jan 18
- 250 US dollars$250
- Irving Park Lutheran Church Gymnasium (diagonally across from church)
Our modern culture is characterized by the rapid transmission of information through ever evolving technology. With various news channels, websites, and social media outlets, it can be hard to get your bearings straight. What is fact and what is fiction? Who is telling the truth and who is lying? Is truth even possible anymore? In this class students will learn the thinking skills necessary to navigate this increasingly complex and digital world. We will discuss how to evaluate the credibility of information and fact check sources, how to construct strong arguments and identify weak ones, and how to identify fake news sources. We will also discuss the essence of knowledge, asking questions like: Where does knowledge comes from? How can we know when we have it? How do we justify our beliefs? What conditions are necessary for knowledge to be attained?
We keep our classes small to enhance learning outcomes. Because of this, it is important that our classes are filled up with students that are committed to the class. If you have questions about a class, please contact us prior to signing up to make sure the class will meet your expectations. Classes can ONLY be dropped within the first two weeks of the semester. There is a $65 fee if dropped within the first week of class. There is an $80 fee if dropped within the second week of class. The remaining balance after dropping will be refunded. Classes CANNOT be dropped after the second week of scheduled classes. After the second week of scheduled classes no refund will be given. To drop a class please email firstname.lastname@example.org IPHG reserves the right to cancel any class. In the event IPHG cancels class is canceled before beginning, a credit to be applied for future semesters will be given. Credit will be for the value of the canceled class.
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