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Critical Thinking – Introduction

In South Africa as in the rest of the world, critical thinking is an essential skill to succeed in a number of spheres of life. This article describes what critical thinking is? How critical thinking helps.


Critical Thinking – Definition

According to Critical Thinking Community:

“Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.”


Critical Thinking – Advantage


A good critical thinker:      

  • raises key questions and issues, sets them out clearly and precisely;
  • thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences; and
  • gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;
  • communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

Clearly the above skills assist one in the business world and everyday life.


Critical Thinking – Training

Critical thinking is a key skill to have.  Training courses that support and are associated with this skill include:

The above courses are offered in Johannesburg (Sandton), Durban, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth

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