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Importance of critical reading
10 Ways Critical Thinking Plays an Important Role in Education - Edsys
Critical thinking is closely related to logic, it is not a raw collection of information. Critical thinking has to do with the ability to think rationally about what to do and what to believe in. Even though critical thinking has much to do with exposing fallacies within preconceived ideas, it does not mean that critical thinkers have to be critical of other people. They simply derive suitable conclusions from facts.
The importance of critical thinking
Critical thinking is a core academic skill that teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students to question or reflect on their own knowledge and information presented to them. This skill is essential for students working on assignments and performing research. A successful critical thinker questions perceived knowledge, rejects anecdotal or non-scientific evidence and examines the source of all information. He or she is open-minded and well-informed, able to judge the quality of an argument and draw cautious yet evidence-based conclusions. With the support of their tutor and fellow students, learners must become skilled at assessing each source of information to determine its merit before using it as a reference.
Such skills are enhanced by the processes of some of our other favourite tools and methodologies like problem-solving and inquiry-based learning. But just how important are c ritical thinking skills? Additionally, what evidence can we look to for seeing the benefits of teaching them to our learners?