Critical thinking is that mode of thinking — about any subject, content, or problem — in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it.
(The Critical Thinking Community, 2015)
It has always been a challenge when teaching critical thinking module in the nursing programme. I have always been asked questions by questions before why the need for a critical thinking topic when all human beings are able to think. However, I begged to differ as not many of us will put on that critical thinking cap on. In fact, in order to make them develop critical thinking, I always use a scenario and have them know that this current case is in the ward now, so what , where, when, why, which and how questions are being posed to them. From there, most students can tell me that there is a difference after all.