One of the best ways to develop critical thinking skills is through ongoing education. Although it sounds funny – given that we think constantly – in many ways, we have to be taught how to think critically.
Outside formal education, you can develop critical thinking skills by questioning what you read and hear. Don’t accept statements or interpretations at face value, instead, research the topic itself and related topics to learn more and draw your own conclusions. Remember to approach a topic from different viewpoints and angles to gain a well-rounded perspective.