Critical Thinking I

1 ECTS / Semester / Portuguese

Objectives and competences


  • develop attitudes of active and intervening observer
  • ponder new ideas and concepts
  • reflect in a more structured, comprehensive and profound way
  • take an active role that enables the creation of a more engaging and effective teaching-learning environment
  • communicate authentically, which includes learning to express your point of view clearly and listening carefully to different points of view, striving to gain a deep understanding of them
  • interact with the environment in a conscious and lucid way


  • think with an open mind
  • know how to deal with complex issues
  • formulate questions clearly and precisely
  • identify relevant information
  • identify assumptions, implications and consequences
  • reflect and evaluate with strict criteria
  • communicate effectively


Teaching Methodologies

The methodology is based on active learning (action-thinking-action) that encourages reflection and group discussion on different topics.



  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Recognizing Arguments
  • Basic Logical Concepts


Assistant Professor
PhD and master’s in molecular biology from Cornell University (United States) and a degree in Biology from the University of Coimbra. She is an Assistant…
Assistant Professor
PhD in Biotechnology (specialty in Biology) from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and from the International Rice research Institute (Philippines). Degree in…