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Online Video for Members

The Foundation for Critical Thinking is pleased to provide our members with the following video excerpts from various conferences, seminars and interviews. We will continue to  develop new video segments for the web as well as recode segments from our video archives.  The videos below do not need any software or player other than Adobe FLASH Player 8.
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How To Teach Series


The How to Teach Series Includes:
  • How to Teach Students the Logic of Things 
  • How to Teach Students to Listen and Read Well
  • How to Teach Students to Write Well
  • How to Teach Students to Assess Their Own Work: The Foundation
  • How to Teach Students to Assess Their Own Work: The Tatics
  • Why Students, and Teachers, Often Don't Reason Well
  • Why Intellectual Standards? Why Teach for Them?
  • Putting it All Together
  • How to Devise Assignments and Activities Requiring Reasoning


2008 Oxford Academy - Day 1 Morning Sessions

New Video Footage - From Day One of The Oxford Tutorial & Critical Thinking
New College, Oxford University, England, September 3-6, 2008

Topics covered in the 11-video series of the morning sessions

  • Opening Remarks/Welcome... Dr. Elder
  • Why Critical Thinking?… Dr. Paul
  • Why the Oxford Tutorial…Dr. Palfreyman
  • Framework for a Robust Concept of Critical Thinking… Dr.Nosich
  • Commentator:.. Dr.Tapper
  • Discussion




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2008 Oxford Academy - Day 1 Afternoon Sessions

New Video Footage - From Day One of The Oxford Tutorial & Critical Thinking
New College, Oxford University, England, September 3-6, 2008

Topics covered in the 12-video series of the afternoon sessions

  • Intellectual Integrity: Critical Thinking in the Strong Sense… Dr. Paul
  • Commentator... Dr. Palfreyman
  • Discussion
  • Preparing Instructors to Conduct Tutorials… Dr.Mills
  • Commentator... Dr. Elder
  • Discussion




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Teaching for Intellectual Engagement


Dr. Richard Paul


This 12 part series is taken from Day One of the 2008 Spring Workshop on Critical Thinking and Teaching for Intellectual Engagement. Dr. Richard Paul discusses the foundational concepts of critical thinking and how they apply to education as a whole and on the classroom level. One focus of this workshop is the connection between the Oxford Tutorial method, critical thinking and the concepts of substantive education. Topics include:

  1. Teaching for Intellectual Engagement, Introduction
  2. On the Oxford Tutorial Method
  3. Critical Thinking, Critical Teaching, Critical Learning
  4. On the Intellectual Standards
  5. Utilizing the elements of thought within systems
  6. Connecting Critical Thinking with Education
  7. Critical Thinking in Education, Example Topics
  8. Applying the Elements of Thought to Systems
  9. On Educational Fads
  10. An Exercise in Socratic Questioning & Comments
  11. Questions from Group - Commentary on Critical Societies
  12. On the Intellectual Traits




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Overcoming the Textbook as a Barrier to Critical Thinking in the Classroom


Dr. Gerald Nosich

NEW VIDEO SERIES!
This 12 part series is taken from the preconference sessions at the International Conference on Critical Thinking. Dr. Gerald Nosich discusses identifying the fundamental concepts in textbooks from any discipline and contextualizing them within the concepts of critical thinking. This  is an interactive session containing group work, questions and commentary from attendees. Video Chapters include:

  1. Introduction: Overcoming the Textbook as a Barrier
  2. Reviewing Topics of Inquiry
  3. Questions: Presenting Concepts of the Class with Concepts of Critical Thinking
  4. Questions and Discussion... continued
  5. Working with the Elements of Reasoning
  6. Covering Content and Critical Thinking
  7. Fundamental and Powerful Concepts
  8. Group Discussion
  9. Identifying Difficulties in Finding Fundamental Concepts
  10. Examples and Activities
  11. Point of View of the Discipline
  12. Comments and Conclusion




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Human Sociocentricity

NEW VIDEO SERIES!
This new 4 part mini-series is excerpted from Day 2 of the 2007 PreConference (27th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking) sessions. Dr. Linda Elder discusses the roots of human sociocentricity and their implications.

  1. Getting Command of our Sociocentric Nature
  2. Sociocentricity and Egocentricity
  3. A Question on Conformity
  4. The Roots of Sociocentric Thought




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Focusing on the Problem of Human Egocentricity


Linda Elder

NEW VIDEO SERIES!
In this video series, taken from the  two-day pre-conference sessions at the  2007 International Conference on Critical Thinking, Dr. Linda Elder discusses the inherent problems native in the human condition based upon irrational egocentric and sociocentric behaviors.
This series consists of 12 video segments:

  1. Introduction to the Concept of Ego
  2. Focusing on the Key Concept of Egocentricity
  3. Comments, Observations and Clarification
  4. Deepening Understanding of our Egocentric Thinking
  5. The Nature of our Egocentric Thinking
  6. Discussion and Summary of Concepts
  7. Understanding Human Irrationality and Sociocentrism
  8. Examining Our Egocentrism
  9. Identifying Irrational Beliefs
  10. Working with Intellectual Traits
  11. Working with the Insights of Jean Piaget
  12. Summary Conclusions and Practice




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Academia sobre Formulando Preguntas Esenciales

 
con Rush Cosgrove  - En Español



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Keynote Address - 27th Annual Conference on Critical Thinking


This video series contains the Keynote Address for the 2007 International Conference on Critical Thinking held in Berkeley California in July 2007. Introduction by Dr. Gerald Nosich.
This video series contains 6 video segments including a multimedia presentation used at the conclusion of the keynote.



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Testing and Assessment Interview


A video interview series from July 2007, with Gerald Nosich and Richard Paul discussing aspects of Critical Thinking Testing and Assessment.
This series contains 4 video segments


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Teaching Concepts


This Video Series was filmed during a session with Dr. Paul at the 2004 International Conference on Critical Thinking.
This series contains 8 video segments


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Student Interview

New Video - posted Nov. 21 2007
This video consists of Dr. Richard Paul interviewing Rush Cosgrove on the impact of critical thinking in his educational experience.


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Transforming the Mind


This video series covers topics from the Basic Intellectual skills, traits and virtues, focusing on the needs and development of these skills in today's students.
This series contains 8 video segments


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