Relevanţa gândirii critice pentru educaţie într-o societate în schimbare

  • Rarita MIHAIL
Keywords: Critical thinking; professional training; instructional paradigms; transversal skills


The large volume of information and the variety of daily situations require new cognitive functions, which combine knowledge, experience and intellectual skills. Critical thinking, as a type of higher-order reasoning and transversal ability, can be considered an important resource to manage the challenges of the contemporary world. However, critical thinking is not a self-developing ability, it must be practiced and encouraged in a correct learning environment. Critical thinking has become one of the most important educational goals, which must be achieved by the various educational institutions through all the programs studied by students in the different educational cycles, but also by students in the university environment. Starting from these considerations, this article analyses different types of actions aimed at introducing critical thinking skills in professional training activities by rethinking the perspectives on instructional paradigms, the integrated approach to the curriculum, reforming policies at the level of the curricula and integrating the practices of critical thinking into teaching and learning strategies.