Critical thinking

Critical thinking is an important everyday skill. It is even more important at postgraduate level.

Critical thinking involves interpreting the viewpoints of others, as well as being able to express your own opinion. Agoos (2016), in the TED-Ed video below describes a five-step process:

  1. Formulate your question
  2. Gather your information
  3. Apply the information
  4. Consider the implications
  5. Explore the other points of view.

Student Learning offers a three-week practical workshop for postgraduate students. You will need to register for this.

If you miss these workshops have look at our handout on how to Write a Critique pdf488KB .

You can also make a one-to-one appointment with the Postgraduate Learning Adviser to discuss ways to develop your critical thinking skills.