Critical Thinking in HE

Author: 
Laura Canning

Critical Thinking is understanding complex ideas and reflecting about the way you approach them; it’s about moving beyond your subjective and instinctual responses by turning data into knowledge.
The purpose of Critical Thinking is to emphasise the objective assessment of thoughts and proposals, challenging them and testing them.
It is important to consider the context in which the proposals are created. Academic ideas come from different schools of thought and particular theoretic frameworks.
Critical thinking is understanding the central argument of a paper and the evidence being used to make the argument, questioning if the method being used to produce said evidence is reliable and comparing the proposal to others made by different authors; arguments on the same line and in opposition. 

Laura Canning - The Important of Critical Thinking