Critical thinking refers to the ability of one's rational system to perceive, interpret and apply a concept on its own without outside influence (Abrami, Bernard, Borokhovski, Waddington, Wade, & Persson, 2015). It displays an individual's reasoning power since it involves in-depth analysis of issues and coming up with a suitable and desired response to a situation. Critical thinkers are the great innovators in our current day dispensation.
This is true since by over-concentrating on a challenge and evaluating deeply on how to go about it, and a person ends up developing a unique way of addressing the situation at hand. Critical thinking is solely a factor of the mind. It shows the extent to which one's mind has been engaged in analyzing, evaluating and resolving the challenge (Alison, 2016). Scholars, philosophers, and researchers are known to be the top critical thinkers as they are perceived to put their minds into a lot of work (Huber & Kuncel, 2016). As a result, these persons end up being great leaders and innovators since they are developed all-round in communication, decision making and in problem-solving.
It's inevitable for ICT professionals to embrace critical thinking in the technological field. Due to its ever-changing nature, ICT experts need to engage their minds to innovate new software applications that can match the current challenges in the field. For example, the use of critical thinking by these professionals has led to the innovation of the latest social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook. These applications were as a result of engaged intellectuals in the sector hence bearing many fruits (Hitchcock, 2015).
Additionally, ICT professionals have since thought deeply to ease communication by developing teleconferencing and video conferencing applications which have enabled individuals to hold a conversation with more than two people situated in different places. Critical thinking is crucial to ICT experts for it has helped in new discoveries that have addressed the current ever rising challenges and changes in the telecommunication sector (Tiruneh, Verburgh & Elen, 2014).
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