What is Critical Thinking?

Thinking critically means to ask questions. It is not about being deliberately ‘negative’ or ‘picky’ just for the sake of it, rather it is about exploring possibilities by not taking anything for granted.

Critical thinking involves understanding complex and competing ideas, evaluating those ideas on the basis of evidence, and clearly explaining the reasoning behind your evaluation.

For more definitions of critical thinking, see these resources from LearnHigher, University of Edinburgh and University of Sussex.

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