Welcome to the Critical Thinking Skills Page.
Here you will find resources and links for developing your skills as a critical thinker in life, in work, in research.
Being able to think critically is an important skill in your personal and working life. Being able to understand the world as objectively and possible involves asking questions, challenging assumptions (our own and other peoples’) and becoming aware of different points of view, the quality and vaidity of information and the fallacies of thinking we can fall into.
Critical thinkers are more aware – of the world around them and of themselves. Critical thinkers seek different perspectives and to come closer to truth. There are many different approaches to critical thinking and it is a skill we can develop and practise.
What is critical thinking? A good definition from Hong Kong University
Critical thinking skills defined and how to development – useful article from the Thinker Academy
A useful diagram of the critical thinking process
Watch this TED talk offering 5 Tips for Improving Critical Thinking
Nine strategies for critical thinking in everyday life – a helpful article
An article on learning the art of critical thinking
7 Puzzles to challenge your critical thinking
The Harvard Guide to evaluating sources
Evaluating the quality and credibility of sources of information
Evaluating research and academic sources