Research Article

Navigating Critical Thinking in the Digital Era: An Informative Exploration


  • Samia Moustaghfir FPh.D. Candidate, Literature, Arts and Pedagogical Engineering Research Laboratory, Faculty of Languages, Letters and Arts/ Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco
  • Hind Brigui Professor of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, Department of English Studies, Faculty of Languages, Letters and Arts/ Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco


In the digital era characterized by the pervasive influence of technology, the intersection of critical thinking (CT) and artificial intelligence (AI) has become a topic of paramount importance. This informative article delves into the evolving relationship between these two realms, probing whether AI tools have the potential to either enhance or hinder students' critical thinking capacities. As we navigate the intricate terrain of critical thinking and technology, compelling questions surface. First, how does the amalgamation of AI and digital platforms influence the acquisition of essential critical thinking skills among learners? Delving deeper, the inquiry extends to whether AI-driven tools can offer valuable support in dissecting complex information while preserving the depth and nuance intrinsic to critical thinking. Furthermore, the examination probes into the challenges that emerge when individuals heavily rely on AI-curated information and the potential repercussions on the quality of critical analysis. In addressing the symbiosis of education and technology, educators find themselves at a crossroads. This article contemplates how educators can adapt their strategies to nurture robust critical thinking skills within technology-rich learning environments. A pivotal aspect of this involves empowering students to question, validate, and critically scrutinize information generated by AI, fostering a sense of discernment and independence in their intellectual pursuits. Beyond the pedagogical realm, the discourse extends to ethical considerations. The centrality of technology in shaping cognitive processes brings forth ethical dilemmas that warrant examination. This exploration aims to unravel the intricacies of these ethical considerations when technology becomes a pivotal influencer of our cognitive landscape, emphasizing the importance of ethical awareness in the integration of AI into educational frameworks. Ultimately, this study holds significance in shaping educational practices, fostering societal resilience in the face of information abundance, and promoting ethical considerations in the integration of digital tools. It contributes to a comprehensive understanding of critical thinking in the digital era, ultimately empowering individuals to navigate the intellectual landscape with acumen and ethical responsibility.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

7 (1)





How to Cite

Moustaghfir, S., & Brigui, H. (2024). Navigating Critical Thinking in the Digital Era: An Informative Exploration. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 7(1), 137–143.



Artificial Intelligence (AI), Critical Thinking (CT), Human Intelligence (HI)