Critical thinking Skills
Objectives of the training:
To explain what is critical thinking and how we
can use different techniques to improve our
critical thinking abilities and skills for affective
decision making in our lives.
Expected Outcomes of the
After the training, you will be able to understand
different affective techniques which can be used
while making judgments and decisions through
“Critical thinking is a way of deciding whether a
claim is true, partially true, or false.”
Components of Critical Thinking
Critical thinking consists of a skill-set and attitude.
There are six major components of critical thinking:
Attitude towards critical thinking:
This component helps a critical thinker to
evaluate these questions:
• Do you try to solve problem using reasoning?
• Are you willing to reconsider what you believe?
• Which thing is more important, the skill or the
Changing belief & attitude based upon results is
3 Easy Techniques To Improve
Critical Thinking Skills
‘How does someone know that?’
How does someone know what they claim to
Do they claim through the result of a reliable
-It increases the likelihood of claim to be true.
Bad ways that people use
when they claim to know things:
Someone told them.
Saw it on internet/TV.
Everyone knows it.
not a reliable way to reach accurate
Good reasons/ways to know:
Knowing something from evidence is best way to
come to knowledge.
Dunning Kruger Effect
When one lack metacognitive tools to make
The odd numbers 3,5,7 are prime therefore, all odd numbers are
Everything natural is good for you. (False)
Where there is smoke, there is fire. (False)
How Not To Be Stupid:
A Guide To Critical Thinking
Technique no. 03
How could my belief be wrong?
What conditions have to be in place so my belief
could be an error?
Create possibility of Doubts.
Are cellphones safe?
Do they cause brain tumor?