Critical thinking is important for students to develop as early as possible. Critical thinking is the ability to solve problems and to identify the key points or significant aspect of every subject or situation. It is also involves the ability to generate more than one possible ways or approach to solve a problem or scenario. Critical thinking is one of the skills that we can use not only as a student but also as a professional. Studying and accomplishing projects are way easier if students understand and know how to use critical thinking.
Critical thinking is also defined as the systematic and analytic reasoning. In short, it is the person’s ability to analyze things and to come up with logical solution. However, not all students are good in critical thinking but the good thing about critical thinking is that everybody can learn how to do it.
There are techniques and process how to develop critical thinking ability. The first and most basic technique is to identify the problem. You need to recognize the underlying problem, what do you need to solve or what are the things that are needed to be done. Then, you need to gather the necessary information to solve the problem by collecting data. This is where you start looking for the solution.
After identifying the problem and gathering the information about it, you are now ready to evaluate and analyze the data or information that can be use to solve the problem or to finish the project. Analyzing the data whether it is relevant and useable is important to come up with the effective solutions. Identify the implications or possible effects of the approaches or solutions that you developed. Then afterwards, you can now choose the most workable, practical and effective solution.
This is just the basic process of critical thinking. Read here for more information on how to develop and explore the ideas of critical thinking.