VALUE Research Hub

Critical Thinking


Thyer, E. (2015). Critical Thinking. Deakin Learning Futures.


Critical thinking is one of Deakin University’s eight Graduate Learning Outcomes. Mastery of critical thinking is important for all Deakin University graduates as every career will require some application of critical thinking. Critical thinking is a vital skill for graduates entering a dynamic workforce. Critical thinking will also aid them with developing self-management skills and prepare them well for lifelong learning. It is essential that units and courses teach the process of critical thinking and provide opportunities for students to evidence their critical thinking skills so that these can be demonstrated as a skillset to prospective employers. The following information will assist Deakin academics to explore, create and re-imagine what teaching and assessing critical thinking skills means.