Book Chapter

A Model of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Martin Davies

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research | Higher Education -New York- | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2015

Abstract

There has been no shortage of definitions of the concept of “critical thinking” over the years and the concept has been subject to much detailed scholarly work. In social and educational terms critical thinking is an important topic. Of late, critical thinking has also been widely discussed in the popular media, and the concept has been regarded as one of the most important graduate outcomes expected of a university education. However, despite this, scholars have yet to arrive at a holistic conception of critical thinking—a model of critical thinking as it were—that might usefully underpin the range of considerations about critical thinking that occur in the higher education literature. This..

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