Learning & development

February 13 2017

The time is right for critical thinking

Diane Halpern
Presented by psychologist and author

Our fast-changing world will require new responses. Critical thinking will be important to ensure we can navigate the complexities of modern times. But what is it?

Organisations of all kinds now proclaim they value critical thinking. But this approach to assessing information and acting on it does not develop by chance.

The psychologist Diane Halpern, author of Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking, says universities and even workplaces need to school people in specific skills that will equip them to think carefully and well.

But too many institutions are promising and failing to deliver on these skills.