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Our approach - also referred to as the Paulian Approach to Critical Thinking - offers a developed language for critical thinking that can be incorporated into the core of teaching and learning at all levels.

We invite you to join us for a unique learning experience in Marin county, CA, on October 10-14, 2016. Facilitator's training for those seeking certification in our approach, and who have completed all prerequisites,  will take place here. Those not attending facilitator's training will still benefit from studying directly with our Fellows and Scholars.

We offer accredited online courses in critical thinking for instructors, as well as a course for non-educators. Students will learn to think more critically, and how become more proficient at historical, scientific, mathematical, and other disciplinary modes of thinking. They will develop skills, abilities, and values critical to success.

The Thinker's Series Books

The Thinker's Guide Library

Set of 22 Guides.

Only $69.50

Also available individually.


Critical 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)

OUR MISSION

The Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking aim
to improve education in colleges, universities and primary
through secondary schools. Read more.