In a philosophical paper, Peter Facione makes a strong case that critical thinking skills are needed by everyone, in all societies who value safety, justice, and a host of other positive values: “Considered as a form of thoughtful judgment or reflective decision-making, in a very real sense critical thinking is pervasive.
There is hardly a time or a place where it would not seem to be of potential value.
In its deepest form, this ability can help you form your own set of beliefs in everything from climate change to religion.
But this skill can also save your life (and your car insurance rate) behind the wheel.
Many people traced the importance of critical thinking in education to Dewey.
But Dewey did not make very extensive use of the term "critical thinking".
Better yet, the more practiced you are at looking at the implications of your driving habits, the faster you can make split second decisions behind the wheel.
Literally everyone can benefit from critical thinking because the need for it is all around us.
Ask each other routine questions for evaluating sources. However, it pays to reflect a little on how a group influences our lives.
It’s tempting to believe that the world begins and ends with your friends. To practice critical thinking in everyday life, take a close look at your group of friends.