The Prometheus Academy - Critical Thinking (8th) - An Introduction to Informal Fallacies

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Minimum Class Size: 4 students

Meets only on Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Prerequisites: None.

2017-2018 Tuition: $342 per semester or $648 annual

Critical Thinking - An Introduction to Informal Fallacies: Time: 1¼ hours per week, 32 weeks

This class teaches students how to critically examine ideas, philosophies, and current events.   Students learn how to use and develop higher-order thinking skills in all areas of life.  In addition, they learn about several different philosophers and their interesting perspectives on the world.

Students learn how to:

Critical thinking is a skill that must be practiced in order to develop effectively.  Class discussion is essential in helping to develop this skill.  Students learn to think critically by expressing their opinions and hearing rebuttals from their classmates, plus listening to the discussions among their classmates.

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Instructor's Note

Each student needs to bring with them on the first day of class the class materials listed below and a NEW copy of the textbook. The textbook has consumable exercises.

Class Materials

Critical Thinking Textbook


Laura Woolley

Laura studied Anthropology at Texas State University.  While attending college, she worked as a teaching assistant for Education Psychology and General Studies.  Before homeschooling, Laura was a teacher at Starbright Preschool in Austin for four years.  She has homeschooled her three children for the past 15 years.
Laura's homeschooling and other leadership roles include service on the SAIL Board of Directors, Robotics Coach for the SAIL Robotics team, Girl Scout Leader, and ten years of teaching in her homeschool co-op.  She is passionate about providing children with wonderful opportunities to realize their full potential and has dedicated most of her adult life to this single focus.  She teaches middle school courses: Middle School Engineering, Robotics, Critical Thinking, Lego Mechanisms, and Formal Logic.

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