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Scientific Thinking

  • Course Code :
    SCT 101
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    University Requirments

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

The overall aims of the course are: 1- Enrich students' knowledge about the scientific thinking and factors affecting it. 2- Develop students’ scientific thinking skill. 3- Enrich students’ knowledge about professional responsibilities, ethical, cultural and societal aspects about thinking scientifically.

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Scientific Thinking

Scientific thinking is the process of thinking logically, critically and creatively about real, as opposed to imaginary, problems. Students will develop an understanding of the scientific thinking process from a psychological perspective and will develop skill in scientific thinking. Topics will include the psychology of thought, logical operations and fallacies, convergent and divergent thinking, the relationship between language and thought, valid and invalid arguments, logic and probability, decision making and hypothesis testing in the science of psychology.

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Scientific Thinking

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- a1. Describe the scientific thinking process from a psychological perspective.
2- a2. Define different scientific thinking terms, concepts and principles.
3- a3. List main perspectives in scientific thinking.
4- a4. Discuss the ways that scientific thinking theories are used to assess, and change human thinking.

b. Intellectual Skills:

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team.
2- Communicate effectively.
3- Search for information and engage in life-long self-learning discipline.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

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Scientific Thinking

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to scientific process 2 1 0
Types of scientific thinking-scientific thinking components 2 1 0
Elements of science-scientific method-collecting information 2 1 0
The psychology of thought, logical operations and fallacies 2 1 0
Convergent and divergent thinking 4 2 0
Relation Between language, thought, and arguments 4 3 0
Hypothesis Testing 4 3 0
Decision making 4 2 0

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Scientific Thinking

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Discussion
Research

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Scientific Thinking

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Class Quizzes 10.00
Final exam 40.00
Midterm 30.00
Performance/assignments 5.00
Research 15.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Handouts no no
The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking Kenneth Hoover Cengage

Course notes :

Course Notes are available with all the slides used in lectures in electronic form on Learning Management System (Moodle).

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