Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is proud to partner with and support ThinkerAnalytix as they work to equip students with critical thinking skills to understand and challenge viewpoints with a new perspective. Thinking independently is a valuable skill and this partnership aims to provide an opportunity for students to expand their repertoire and grow their understanding. Through our partnership, students will be able to earn SNHU course credit for successful completion of any course below.
The following ThinkerAnalytix courses are aligned to Southern New Hampshire University credit. Click on each title to learn more. If you are interested in registering for a course, would like to review a full syllabus, or have additional questions about these courses please contact email@example.com or visit the ThinkerAnalytix Registration Page.
Almost everyone agrees that “critical thinking” is one of the primary goals of education, and that all students should develop critical thinking skills (Willingham 2007; Ennis 2013). Unfortunately, while educational institutions believe that critical thinking is a fundamental component of their curriculums, most schools do not teach critical thinking skills explicitly (Possin 2016), leaving many students unable to analyze arguments with precision and care. This deﬁcit is widely acknowledged by educators as a fundamental problem across K-12 and higher education (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005; Arum & Roksa, 2011). The upshot is that students are unable to discuss controversial issues with empathy, thoughtfulness, and logical skill.
The antidote to this problem is formal training in precise reasoning. Reasoning, or the ability to analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments, is the bedrock of critical thinking and constructive discourse. While scholars of critical thinking disagree about its exact deﬁnition, nearly all agree that the skills and dispositions required to reason about arguments are essential.
The goal of this course is to equip you with the skills needed to teach students how to reason, and to support you as you integrate this course’s instructional methods into your own practice.
In particular, this course teaches a method called argument mapping (AM). AM is an incredibly ﬂexible method that can be used in any course that focuses on analyzing, evaluating, and creating arguments at the middle, high school, and college levels.
SNHU Course Code: EDTS 501TA
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, non-profit university accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education. Click here to learn more about SNHU Accreditations.
At the end of your course experience, facilitators from ThiinkerAnalytix will provide SNHU with student information and final grades. SNHU will post your grade on your official university Academic Record within five business days. It is important to note that the term in which you complete the course experience is what will be listed on your official SNHU transcript.
Upon receipt of your information from ThinkerAnalytix, you will receive instructions on how to access grade reports and order official university transcripts from CourseCredit@snhu.edu. Any additional inquiries can be directed to this e-mail address or by calling 1-844-282-4484.