Recently, there’s been a focus on the increasing importance of critical thinking skills for future employment.

Dr Martin Davies, University of Melbourne, considers the Foundation for Young Australians 2015 report, The New Basics, that claims that demand for critical thinking skills in new graduates has risen 158 per cent in three years.

This data was drawn from an analysis of 4.2 million online job postings from 6000 different sources in the period 2013-2015. The article is written from the perspective of teaching university students but it has strong resonance for anyone interested in teaching students how to read, understand, and respond to complex arguments. The ability to do this makes for highly employable, adaptable, and reflectively critical individuals.

Read the article here.