Critical thinking is an important skill needed for university study in the UK. On your course you will be expected to learn new information about your subject but you will also be expected to reflect in a careful and critical way about what you are learning. Reflecting critically involves skills such as recognising a particular point of view being expressed or identifying the implications of an academic argument. It also involves being able to evaluate how true or useful certain information might be. Besides these, there are other skills involved in critical thinking.
These activities will help you to understand what critical thinking means in terms of your academic study and also identify which critical thinking skills you may need to develop.
Vitae is dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through transforming their professional and career development.The Vitae Research Development Framework, RDF, is for you if you are doing a doctorate, are a member of research staff, pursuing an academic career or thinking about the skills developed during your PhD in another career.
The Center for Critical Thinking works under the auspices of the Foundation For Critical Thinking, an educational non-profit organization, to promote essential change in education and society through the cultivation of fairminded critical thinking.
Advice and resources on the subject of critical thinking.