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For more than a quarter century, the Center and Foundation for Critical Thinking have been fostering fairminded critical thinking through books, thinker's guides, videos, events, professional development programs and our website. In the past few months, we have been building a members section of our website, in part due to the growing number of people and institutions requesting affiliation with us.
One unique strength of our community is that we are inclusive, inviting anyone interested in learning, developing, and fostering critical thinking, from every subject and discipline, from every grade level, from every sector in private life, from every country throughout the world to join us in creating more fairminded critical societies.
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| New Resources Available Only to Community Members |
- Online Streaming Video
View streaming video selections from our renowned presenters, including Dr. Richard Paul, Dr. Linda Elder, Dr. Gerald Nosich and other Fellows of the Foundation for Critical Thinking. The videos are composed of interviews and clips from various seminars, workshops and conferences. New videos will be added to the members' area frequently. Previews of our various video titles for purchase will also be made available in this area.
- Online Critical Thinking Test and Learning Tools
NEW FEATURE: Members may now take the Critical Thinking online Sample Test for Free. This demonstration version of our online Critical Thinking Basic Concepts and Understandings Test has been made available to members of the Critical Thinking Community. We are engaged in several ongoing development concerned with new ways to teach critical thinking using interactive media. Explore our interactive graphical models for teaching and learning the concepts of critical thinking. Learn the Elements of Thought as well as how Intellectual Standards are applied to them. Once you have familiarized yourself with the basic concepts, you can apply them to the advanced model Analyzing the Logic of a Problem where you can enter in a sample problem and work through the logic of that problem using the Paulian model of critical thinking. You can then view the results of your analysis in a printable report.
- My Critical Thinking Library (with public/shared view)
Easily compile and share the critical thinking resources available on this website with others. As our website grows with articles, research, teaching strategies and other reference material, we have developed a way for you to easily collect and share them with your colleagues and students. Members will see a special link on every page that saves the page name and link to your Member Library. You can also save your own notes or instructions about the reference. You are provided with a public link to your library that can be emailed or posted on your own website.
- FCT News Blogger
Our newest feature for members allows you to comment on stories involving critical thinking in the news and current events section of our website. We welcome you to add your reasoned assessment and commentary on the article. We would ask that you approach your analysis with sensitivity to the basic Elements and Standards of critical thinking.
- My Home Page
Your own personalized member home page provides links to all your account settings, password and **profile. The My Library feature is displayed on your Home Page allowing you quick access to your favorite materials. Your Critical Thinking Home Page keeps you up to date on our most recent articles and reviews of critical thinking in the news and media. And on this page, we provide a thought provoking quote of the day from important thinkers throughout history. Your Bookstore and Registration Desk account information is also available from your home page, giving you the ability to:
- View your order history and order payment status
- Track the shipping progress on orders (if trackable shipping method is selected),
- View your event registrations and select or modify your event session selections (where applicable).
- Easily contact and communicate with Foundation staff through our online directory.