Developing a critical mindset involves drawing on qualities including confidence, motivation, curiosity and effort.
Exploring their research question in a supportive environment helps early-stage researchers to manage the uncertainty of their topic.
Tutors can teach critical thinking to all students, and it is best to introduce it from the start of their university journey. Offering skills training at the beginning of the course provides a framework for students who are new to critical thinking and helps more experienced students to achieve highly.
Ideas tend to come when we’re not racking our brains. They surprise us when the mind is relaxed and wandering over our material.
if you or one of your students or colleagues has faced rejection, help them harness their intrinsic motivation to bounce back.
To find your voice as an author, whether you are writing a thesis or a novel, bring your own subjectivity to your work: the filters that colour everything you think, see, remember and value - and your curiosity. This is your investment in your writing.