Publication Details

Cross, J. (2015). Book Review: The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education, edited by Martin Davies and Ronald Barnett, USA: Palgrave Macmillan. Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication, 2 (1), 81-87.


"If there was one life skill everyone on the planet needed, it was the ability to think with critical objectivity" (Lanyon 2011). There is little doubt Martin Davies and Ronald Barnett (2015) would agree with this pronouncement if The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education were a fair indication because Davies and Barnett specifically compiled the chapters in this book in order to share their wide-ranging knowledge and insight into contemporary understandings about and applications of critical thinking (CT) in higher education. They believe this volume is a much needed text centred in the evolving world of higher education as CT is an extremely highly valued graduate outcome that pervades curricula.