There are many common conceptions and misconceptions of critical thinking, and it is important to be sure of what potential benefits and barriers might exist in developing critical thinking skills within a curriculum.  

Some good questions are:

  • What, exactly, is critical thinking?
  • Can critical thinking skills be taught?
  • Are critical thinking skills transferable?
  • What does critical thinking look like in my discipline?
  • To what degree is critical thinking discipline based?
  • Don’t I already teach critical thinking skills?
  • Can critical thinking be assessed?
  • How is problem solving related to critical thinking?
  • What are the pedagogical implications of teaching critical thinking?
  • Can critical thinking be taught and assessed in an online environment?

The UQCTP helps answer these questions in a meaningful way for educators and students.