Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts

Peter Facione PhD, advancing thinking worldwide

Whether you call it critical thinking, reasoning, acumen, brains or smarts, critical thinking skills are one of the key qualifications sought by employers worldwide. However, there is often confusion about what critical thinking means to businesses, to colleges & universities, to schools and to individuals.  So, what are the key thinking skills and mindset required for reasoning strength today?

Dr. Peter Facione provides much needed clarity in “Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts,  his popular and often quoted white paper. Based on the expert consensus conceptualization articulated in the 1990 APA Delphi Research Report, this essay provides an excellent overview of why teaching & training thinking skills is so important.

Exercise your thinking skills today: read the free download of  Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts” and follow our blog, Thinking INSIGHT.  Try these sample critical thinking skills and thinking mindset attributes questions and download our free app, Critical Thinking Insight which includes free sample questions and a variety of  purchasable assessments for adults and children. Reports for each self test include scores on specific components of thinking as well as analysis to help you interpret your scores and identify ways to help develop strength in each area covered by the tests.e

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