in general, refers to higher-order thinking that questions assumptions.
It is a way of deciding whether a claim is true, false, or sometimes
true and sometimes false, or partly true and partly false. The concept
is somewhat contested within the field of education due to the multiple
possible meanings. The origins of critical thinking can be traced in
Western thought to theSocratic methodofAncient Greeceand in the East, to theBuddhistAbhidharma. Critical thinking is an important component of mostprofessions. It is a part of the education process and is increasingly significant as students progress throughuniversitytograduate education.