The study and teaching of critical thinking (also known as informal logic) is
relatively rare in Australia. There is little to guide the keen student or teacher in the
development of skills for analysis and reasoning in everyday work and study. The
orientation of most of the available books on this subject is more traditionally
logical, and this orientation further complicates the process of teaching and
learning applied critical thinking skills, since it tends to remove the use of reasoning
and logical analysis from even its most basic social contexts.