Symonds introduces a new Critical Thinking class

Philosophy teacher Dr Lawrence Harvey has set up a Critical Thinking extension class open to all students. The Critical Thinking course will help students hone their ability to think and argue clearly and with rational purpose. In a world awash with ‘fake news’, it has perhaps never been so important to think like a Plato or a Socrates.

Critical thinking involves developing skills in reflective and independent thought – the aim is to become an active thinker rather than a passive recipient of pre-packaged information.

If you are looking to add clout to your arguments and polish your thinking skills, this is a must. 

The class is self-directed and students can work through the material at their own pace.

If you would like to join the 130 students who have already signed up, please email for more information.

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20 May 2020