Critical thinking is so much more than being smart

On Focus with the ABC's Jessica Strutt

Dave Kinkead Dave Kinkead Jul 18, 2020

The Federal Government recently announced a major shake-up of university fees – it included a decision to more than double the cost of studying humanities and social sciences.

It sparked furious debate, including about the important role these kinds of degrees play in helping to develop critical thinking skills.

Do we as a community and society still value critical thinking? Can it help us tell fact from fiction?

Should we value it more? Peter Ellerton, Clark Wight from Guildford Grammar Preparatory School, and Jess Strutt from the ABC explore in the latest episode of On Focus