The launch of our online course in critical thinking is especially significant in the current difficult time, with many learners needing to making use of online resources. In addition, of course, the value of the skills of critical thinking has a particular significance, given the need for decisions, at so many levels, to be made using good judgement. This includes looking critically at evidence, highlighting assumptions that are made, looking for clarity, and being creative in looking for and at options.
In a recent publication by the Brookings Institute, ‘Competencies for the 21st century’, the importance of these competencies has been stressed. As it explains, ‘The