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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

This course provides students with basic understanding of scientific thinking. Students will be exposed to concepts, terminology, principles and theories that comprise a course in thinking scientifically. Topics covered are to synthesize the broad range of knowledge about thinking scientifically, to emphasize research methodology, to encourage critical thinking, and to convey a scientific as well as systematic approach to think over a concept

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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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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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