Content: Strong critical thinking is our best tool for making good judgments about what to do and believe. Build your critical thinking skills of Analysis, Interpretation, Evaluation, and Numeracy — skills that are essential for all forms of communication. And vital, given the volume of quantitative information in education, business, and marketing today.
This course focuses on both verbal and graphical modes of communicating. Learn how to evaluate the credibility of the source of information. Learn how to analyze and interpret its content. Learn how comparative reasoning relies heavily on verbal and numerical strategies. And learn how analogies and other comparisons influence our beliefs and choices.
Elements: This course includes 3 learning elements:
You will be able to navigate back and forth through each course element. This enables you to return to a prior question and change your answer. The estimated engagement for this course is five hours of learning distributed over the three elements.
Results Reports: When you complete an element of the course, you will see on screen your scores, detailed personal feedback, and a summary of key ideas. You will be able to download a PDF copy of your results report. That PDF will include the number of minutes that you engaged with that course element. It will also include your percent correct on the “Personal Feedback – Overall” score. Use your PDF results reports to document that you have passed this course.
Saint Mary’s College of California CEU course # 838.0322 and course title: “How to Reason Well in Precise Contexts.” See “How to Receive CEU Certification” tab for detailed instructions on how to receive CEU certification.
Analysis and Interpretation Level 1: Verbal Communications and Credibility
This 2-hour interactive Skill Builder develops your ability to evaluate the credibility of the claims people make and to analyze and interpret all forms of oral, written, and physical communication. With questions, debriefs, insights, exercises, thought experiments, and explanations, this course strengthens your critical thinking skills of Analysis, Interpretation, and Evaluation.
Analysis and Interpretation Level 2: Numeric Communications and Graphics
This 2-hour interactive Skill Builder develops your ability to analyze, interpret and communicate numeric information with graphic tools like pie charts, line charts, bar graphs, tables, and maps. With questions, debriefs, insights, exercises, thought experiments, and explanations, this course strengthens your thinking skills of Analysis, Interpretation, Evaluation, and Quantitative Reasoning (Numeracy).
This-Is-Like-That Comparative Reasoning
Like sharp kitchen knives, comparative reasoning is extremely useful, yet potentially risky. This 60-minute Deep Dive short interactive course examines our natural human way of using comparative reasoning to generate new, interesting, creative ideas. And, as a tool for trying to understand things that are less familiar.
Certification of .5 CEU is awarded by Saint Mary’s College of California for successfully completing this CEU Pack. This Course Pack has been assigned Saint Mary’s College CEU course number 838.0122 and course Title “How to Analyze and Interpret Verbal and Numerical Communications.”
This course has 3 learning elements. Successful completion of this course requires (1) correctly answering at least 80% of the questions on “Personal Feedback – Overall” in each learning element. And (2) engaging the learning elements for a combined total of 5 or more hours.
You can document fulfilling both requirements using your Results Reports. One Results Report appears onscreen at the end of each learning element you complete. Download those Results Reports. Each shows the percent of questions answered correctly on “Personal Feedback – Overall” for that element. And each shows the number of minutes (“Session Duration”) engaged with the content of that learning element.
Download and print this PDF: “Course 838.0122 CEU Reg Form” Follow the simple instructions on Page 1. Use the Saint Mary’s College of California course registration form, page 2.
Saint Mary’s College of California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the purpose of issuing CEU certifications.
Saint Mary’s College advises participants to confirm with their professional association, state licensing authority, school district, or employer that this CEU course is in compliance with mandates for prior CEU approval.