Critical Thinking and Communication

MQF Level 6


Critical Thinking and Communication

Module Type
ECTS Credits
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Module Description

Critical thinking and communication are 21st Century Skills, necessary for individuals in general and most essential in academic studies, particularly when reading, writing, and working with peers or professionals. Critical thinking affects the way information is sourced, generated, and gathered ensuring clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, validity, depth, breadth, and ethical considerations.

Critical thinking requires that students examine and evaluate ideas against what they already know to establish their worthiness.  When students think critically, they can consider an argument from different perspectives and identify and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.

This unit will help students face the difficult aspect of understanding “what constitutes an argument”, to identify assumptions and beliefs in any piece of writing, incorporating, and evaluating information. It will also help students to use this skill to review academic texts and to spot the strengths and weaknesses of published work.



Target Audience

This program caters to individuals interested in enhancing their academic and professional understanding of travel and tourism.

This program targets:

  • Individuals seeking to advance their academic and professional knowledge in Travel and Tourism.
  • Individuals wanting to pursue a wide range of career paths in the travel and tourism industry.

Career Paths

The potential positions for which this programme aims to prepare could be and are not limited to:

  • Travel consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Event organiser/planner/manager
  • Business Development executive
  • Hotel manager
  • Travel agency manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Tour operator

How you’ll be assessed

The course comprises:

  •  Lectures per module depending on the number of ECTS (once or twice a week);
  • 3-hour lectures;
  • Guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.



The programme includes different forms of assessment which allow for and promote students’ critical engagement. The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.

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