Critical thinking is ranked as the second most essential skill, in the order of importance, on the 2020 needed skills list (World Economic Forum, 2016). Additional needed skills to survive the fourth industrial revolution include complex problem solving, judgment and decision-making, creativity, cognitive flexibility and negotiation. All mentioned skills have something in common with deliberation, with thinking in general or with arguing and defending a point of view. The current Essachess - Journal for Communication Studies issue is attempting to present critical thinking (CT) in its various forms, as it may appear in everyday life. Each selected paper provides an indepth analysis of CT, reviews of newly coined concepts and discourses on relevant contemporary applications of the concept.
Orelie DESFRICHES DORIA, Amanda FRANCO, Remo GRAMIGNA, Thibaud HULIN, Manel JIMENEZ-MORALES, Raili MARLING, Rui MARQUES VIEIRA, PERALES-GARCIA, Carles PONT-SORRIBES, Celina TENREIRO-VIEIRA, Aurelia-Ana VASILE, Sandra VEINBERG