Critical thinking is a practice that encourages students to analyze information objectively and form reasoned judgements. Critical thinking involves evaluating data, phenomena and research findings to inform one’s analysis. This type of thinking emphasizes active over passive learning.
Critical thinking involves rigorously thinking and questioning ideas and information as opposed to accepting data at face value. Critical thinking helps students determine the relevance and value of arguments and ideas, identify discrepancies in reasoning and approach academic and non-academic issues in a systematic way.