Critical Thinking Skills Development

Critical thinking is a crucial component of a person’s everyday life. This thinking can be skillfully applied in various spheres of life, particularly in multiple industries. It is worth noting critical thinking has different directions and can be applied in different ways to the situation. Understanding that thinking allows you to effectively use your mind and actively develop yourself in various areas is essential. Critical thinking is a fundamental function that will help us use all our skills wisely and logically and allow us to grow personally.

Logical reasoning is an essential intellectual factor in solving problems and applying them in life. The issue at hand always requires many assumptions and allows us to uproot the analysis of the prerequisites for practical problem-solving (Rahman, 2019). When solving an existing problem, one should always consistently and reasonedly use arguments, which as a result, allows defending one’s opinion about the opponent (Renatovna & Renatovna, 2020). By applying the shared properties of Logical reasoning, the entire process of critical thinking can be used and turned into an organized process (Seventika, Sukestiyarno, & Mariani, 2018). Thus, it is worth asserting that reasoning allows you to qualitatively and effectively analyze a problem and find the right solution for its solution.

Critical thinking, in addition to allowing us to use all sides of our mind, develops many values ​​and attitudes. All these skills actively develop people, especially students, who can use their values ​​and attitudes regarding their development: “which may have the potential to influence the ability of students to demonstrate their critical thinking skills” or others (Stupple, Maratos, Elander, Hunt, Cheung, & Aubeeluck, 2017, p. 5). Not having a clear understanding of the concept of traits and, in general, how it applies to critical thinking gives many disadvantages to people about their minds (Ulu, 2019). To properly provide and control the development of critical thinking in students, it is necessary to actively inform them about various factors that affect their lives (Abdurrahman, Setyaningsih, & Jalmo, 2019). Developing values ​​and attitudes and using them in critical thinking helps develop people, and they are practical problem-solving in life.

A separate important part of logical thinking is consistently and intelligently presenting ideas regarding various issues. Presentation of arguments and thoughts is essential primarily from the point of view of logic, as it will provide an opportunity to best present one’s positions to the opponent (Akramova, 2017). Because most often, when there is an opponent, there is a quarrel, which requires an indispensable logical development (Kuhn, Hemberger, & Khait, 2017). In addition, it is crucial to develop arguments for good communication to work well with others (Espey, 2018). Developing ideas ensures you can use your skills correctly to argue in disputes.

An essential stage of every argument or conversation is to confirm one’s evidence to support one’s views; this is important primarily because it ensures the truth of one’s opinion and gives it strength to the opponent’s argument (Hudha & Batlolona, ​​2017). Being able to proactively and skillfully use evidence-based skills makes it possible to avoid many ideas or unfavorable situations in general (Butler, Pentoney, & Bong, 2017). It is worth noting that this habit is very often dependent on the previous one, as it allows you to express your thoughts evenly and correctly and, in general, present them perfectly simultaneously. An important part is also the fact that it is worth learning to accept and be aware of the arguments of our opponents, which very often may not coincide with ours (Prayogi, S., & Yuanita, 2018). Therefore, mastering such a factor in critical thinking will allow you to understand how to develop your thoughts and apply them in your life.

For critical thinking, causal reasoning is crucial because it allows you to develop your understanding of learning and the ability to learn. According to many studies, some people who can skillfully use causal reasoning can better manage their arguments (El Soufi & See, 2019). In addition, it is crucial to improve your argumentation skills and apply all this combination with previous factors to choose only the most advantageous position for your life (Kuhn, 2019). Such a skill, causal reasoning, can quickly be needed by people who are opponents in debates and those who conduct active research (Cottrell, 2017). Combined with all the previous critical thinking factors, this gives a clear vision of an educated person who knows how to use his mind well.

Summarizing the above, it is worth noting that critical thinking is a long and complex process. This process requires active development and development of such skills as logical reasoning, beliefs, values, and attitudes., developing arguments, validating evidence, causal reasoning, et al. It is worth defining your sides to add and create any of these things to work effectively in the future. To acquire any of these functions for yourself, you should first understand the benefit of these details.

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