Critical Thinking is the ability to assess different aspects of a given topic, considering strengths, weaknesses and different ways it could be improved. This involves analysing certain aspects in detail in order to gain a deeper understanding of the topic being studied. The ability to think critically about things can alter how we perceive the world, right down to how we take in information or make connections with others around us. This can allow us to gain a deeper understanding of people, experiences and places when we consider the finer details and use them to make connections or improvements, to broaden our understanding of something, or to gain inspiration and broaden our thinking. For example thinking critically about a problem can open up new ways of thinking and problem solving methods, therefore leading to a solution.