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Episode 1.1: What is Critical Thinking?

eTools : brainstorming, collaboration, mindmapping

An introduction to critical thinking


Critical thinking is fundamental to success at university. It is a way of interpreting, questioning, analysing, evaluating, inferring, explaining and exploring. Critical thinking shapes the way in which you see information, the way in which you interact with and respond to information, and also the way in which you report information. Critical thinking is essential to your reading, your writing and the discussions you have in classes and seminars. Finally, critical thinking helps you to self-regulate and monitor your own ability to recognise and understand.



In this learning activity you will explore how to think critically. You will also discover the value of thinking critically and the impact this style of thinking and reading can have on your studies.


How to Think Critically and Learn Anything