A fundamental starting point to improving CT is to take into account these steps, become more self-aware of when we are making assumptions and start to challenge our own thinking.
TalentLens UK offers online Critical Thinking Training – informing and guiding your employees to making good decisions
How can I develop critical thinking skills?
- Alongside the training course, take a look at our whitepaper: Improving and Developing Critical Thinking – we’ve created a series of exercises that you can consider for each area of the RED model which will help you develop your ability.
- Watch our Quick Tip Sessions – a series of short video sessions looking at critical thinking ability and how to develop it.
How can I assess critical thinking ability?
One of the most widely used psychometric assessments is the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, from Pearson TalentLens. The Watson-Glaser is used primarily in the context of recruitment to measure critical thinking ability levels in job, university and business school applicants. Available via our test platform it is a verbal ability test designed to measure critical thinking ability to:
- Analyse, interpret and draw logical conclusions from written information.
- Recognise assumptions from facts.
- Evaluate the strength of arguments.
- Draw correct inferences.
The test is now mandatory for anyone wishing to study to become a Barrister and has been introduced as standard practice across many industry professions.
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Come away with insight and knowledge about critical thinking ability
NEW Critical Thinking Online Training – An interactive and informative 1 hour session designed to show employers and employees how to absorb, organise and evaluate complex information, from multiple perspectives – to reach logical, well-founded conclusions. A vital skill in today’s world.
How your organisation can gain insight into critical thinking ability with Pearson TalentLens
We’ve put together the following range of resources from whitepapers, and webinars to blog posts, interviews and published materials that can help you in developing critical thinking skills for yourself and your teams.
Our range of whitepapers provide organisations and teams with important up-to-date insight into the role of critical thinking, its relationship with other key skills such as creativity, information on how to improve and develop critical thinking and measure this key skill; as well as research papers and case studies into businesses and universities who value critical thinking ability as a key measure for recruitment and development:
Critical Thinking Means Business
The Importance of Critical Thinking and How to Measure It
Creative & Critical Thinking – The Recipe for Innovation
On a Career Ladder: Critical Thinking Demands and Development
Understanding the Relationship Between Critical Thinking and Job Performance
Webinars and Recordings
Our on-demand and live webinars give you the opportunity to hear from our experts on the role critical thinking ability plays in the recruitment and development of employees.
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Watch our Quick Tip Sessions >>