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- For College and University Faculty: Advancing a Substantive Conception of Critical Thinking in Teaching and Learning: Introduction to Critical Thinking

- For College and University Faculty: Placing Critical Thinking Concepts and Principles at the Heart of Teaching and Learning...Initial Steps

- For College and University Faculty: Teaching Students to Think Critically: Assessing Reasoning Through Intellectual Standards - Initial Steps

- Fostering a Rich Conception of Critical Thinking in the High School Classroom - Initial Steps

- Close Reading: Teaching Students to Comprehend What They Read and Internalize Deep Ideas - Initial Steps

- For Administrators and Teachers: On the Common Core Standards: To what Extent does the Core Standards Advance a Substantive Conception of Critical Thinking in K-12 Schooling?



Historical Thinking Student Historical Thinking Instructors Active and Cooperative-Learning Analytic Thinking Art of Socratic Questioning The Aspiring Thinker's Guide Critical & Creative Thinking Critical Thinking Competency Standards Critical Thinking Reading & Writing Test Critical Thinking, Concepts & Tools Engineering Reasoning Ethical Reasoning Fallacies: The Art of Mental Trickery How to Detect Media Bias & Propaganda How to Improve Student Learning How to Read a Paragraph How to Study & Learn How to Write a Paragraph Scientific Thinking Taking Charge of the Human Mind The Art of Asking Essential Questions A Critical Thinker's Guide to Educational Fads Thinker's Guide to Intellectual Standards Glossary of Critical Thinking Terms and Concept
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What We Believe

he critical habit of thought, if usual in society, will pervade all its mores, because it is a way of taking up the problems of life. Men educated in it cannot be stampeded by stump orators...they are slow to believe. They can hold things as possible or probable in all... Read more
~ William Graham Sumner, Folkways, 1906

ritical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture.
~ Francis Bacon (1605)