Therefore, it is essential in education for the teacher to be a role model by continually adopting a critical, open and inquiring attitude and stimulating the development of that same attitude within their students.
To play good tennis you must be able to run, hit a forehand and a backhand and watch your opponent.
The word "critical" can mean different things in different contexts.
For example, it can refer to the importance of something, or can also mean pointing out the negative aspects of something, ie to criticise something.
You need to ask the right questions when reading the work of others; your writing needs to show you have the ability to weigh up different arguments and perspectives and use evidence to help you form your own opinions, arguments, theories and ideas.
Critical thinking is about questioning and learning with an open mind.