Essays on Critical Thinking towards Enhanced Employability Literature review

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The paper "Critical Thinking towards Enhanced Employability" is an outstanding example of a management literature review. The concept of critical thinking has for a long time elicited antagonistic discourses among scholars in the field of academia. This has culminated in volumes of scholarly work being published arguing for or against the imperative role played by critical thinking in the contemporary world, both among students and in the organizational set-up. In most cases, critical thinking is often coupled with creativity to form a concrete discipline of critical and creative thinking (CCT). This has in a diverse way created a maze in regard to its applicability in life, most notably by students when they are seeking employment in different organizations. Nonetheless, it is fundamental to be cognizant of the fact that despite this diversity among scholars on whether CCT is imperative in enhancing the employability of students, it is apparent that when an individual or a collective is confronted by a particular issue or problem, taking the right decision is a paramount task. Against this background, it is an evident fact that critical thinking is integral in assisting people to have a comprehensive understanding of the merits and demerits of every probable outcome and to value these outcomes according to the different objectives that they seek to achieve.

This has seen the introduction of courses like Edith Cowan University preparation courses aimed at developing critical thinking and academic writing skills among students. This paper is thus a profound effort to explore whether the instigation of critical thinking modules in higher institutions of learning enhances the employability of students. Keywords: Critical thinking, academic writing, employability Critical thinking towards enhanced employability; argumentative analysis According to Wilson, Solomon, Tyler, and Taylor (2011), critical thinking can be perceived as the ability to effectively analyze and put information into utility.

In addition, critical thinking is the skill of applying acceptable standards and procedures in an effective and innovative manner (sometimes referred to as ‘ thinking outside the box’ ). In this regard, critical thinking can be viewed as a process in which an individual or a collective considers information in a methodical and disciplined manner. Critical thinking is also often referred to as analytical thinking or logical thinking.

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