International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Critical Thinking Skills: The Recipe for an Overwhelming Success in the 21st Century
Nazmi Al-Shalabi

It is argued that the need for critical thinking in university education is accentuated in response to the rapidly changing world and the complexity of today’s world where people are required to comprehend, judge, and participate in generating new knowledge and processes. It is also argued that critical thinking skills are an important prerequisite for learning and the sole recipe for success in the twenty first century. The discussion shows the manner in which critical thinking skills are promoted and employed in the classroom to enhance learning and equip learners with the skills that prepare them for their future careers and enable them to achieve success in different fields of life. It has been demonstrated that critical thinking skills are indispensible, advantageous, and necessary. It has been also shown that critical thinking skills constitute the recipe for success in the 21st century. Without these skills, learners won’t be able to function well and actively participate in social and political spheres.

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