Online Open Access Critical Thinking Tutorial

TitleOnline Open Access Critical Thinking Tutorial
Faculty/College/UnitAllard School of Law
Duration2 Year
Project Summary

This project seeks to create an online, open access critical thinking tutorial for law students, with other UBC students and legal professionals as secondary audiences. Through self-paced learning, the tutorial will help students develop both basic and advanced critical thinking skills essential to the practice of law. Topics covered will range from introductory topics in logic and argumentation to understanding scientific studies, data, and social and cognitive biases. The tutorial will help students learn through examples, including both broadly accessible examples and law-specific examples.

This tutorial will be integrated into first year and upper year courses in legal research and writing, allowing students to develop essential skills while freeing up limited class time. Being online and open access, UBC students outside of Allard School of Law, as well as practicing legal professionals, will also benefit from the tutorial as relevant to their own studies or upcoming court cases.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2023/2024
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJames Bachmann
Year 1: Funded Amount30,278
Year 1: Team Members

James Bachmann, Honorary Lecturer, Allard School of Law / Instruction Librarian, UBC Law Library