Thinker's Guide Series

Set of Twenty-Two Thinker's Guides

The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools, 7th edition

This miniature guide, which has sold more than half a million copies, is widely used in teaching and learning, in personal and professional life. It distills the essence of critical thinking into a 24-page, pocket-sized guide. It introduces the interrelated complex of critical thinking concepts and principles implicit in the works of Richard Paul and Linda Elder. This guide is widely used at the college level. It can be used as a critical thinking supplement to any textbook or course. 


Student Guide to Historical Thinking

The purpose of this guide is to help you begin to understand history as a way of thinking, as a system of understandings. History is not a list of dates, names, and events to store up in your memory. It is a catalog of stories told about the past that, when told and understood insightfully and deeply, can help us live better in the future. 

Instructors Guide to Historical Thinking

This guide is designed principally for instructors. It is also useful for those interested in a serious study of history. It presents history as a mode of thinking rather than a list of disconnected dates and names and places. We recommend that it be used in conjunction with the student guide: Understanding Critical Thinking as the Key to Historical Thinking.

Analytic Thinking, 2nd edition

This guide focuses on the intellectual skills that enable one to analyze anything one might think about - questions, problems, disciplines, subjects, etc. It provides the common denominator between all forms of analysis.

The Aspiring Thinker's Guide

This new Thinker's Guide was created specifically for the aspiring young learner, however the content and approach are applicable to students and people of all ages. This guide introduces critical thinking concepts and provides strategies for developing one's own critical thinking process.  Its full color images and glossy format help capture the attention of the teenage or pre-teen student while focusing on the essence of critical thinking as it applies to today's world.   The skills implicit in this guide apply to all subjects. Teachers can use it to design instruction, assignments and tests in any subject. Students can use it to improve their learning in any content area.

Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning & Your Life - 3rd Edition

Written by two of the most prominent leaders in the International Critical Thinking movement, Richard Paul and Linda Elder, this is the text that will give students the tools they need to achieve deep and significant learning in all disciplines and subjects, as well as in life. It is also a useful book for anyone interested in developing as thinker.

30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living

Critical thinking is at once simple and complex. Though there are many layers to critical thinking, and you can always deepen your understanding of it, there are some basic ideas in critical thinking that, if taken seriously, can almost immediately improve the quality of your life. This book offers 30 such ideas. You can focus on one idea per day or one idea per week. And each idea is immediately applicable to your life. This book is for anyone interested in improving the quality of their lives by improving the quality of their thinking.

Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

Author: Gerald M. Nosich Publisher: Prentice Hall Pages: 256;  Dimensions: 6" x 9" x 1/2"  Weight: 1 lb. Binding: Soft CoverCopyright: 2012,...

Learn the Tools the Best Thinkers Use - Concise Edition

Authors: Richard W. Paul & Linda Elder Publisher: Prentice Hall Copyright: 2005 ISBN: 0-13-170347-1 Pages: 324 - Weight: 1.5 lbs. Binding: Soft C...

Critical Thinking Competency Standards (For Educators)

Author: Richard Paul and Linda Elder Publisher: Foundation for Critical Thinking Copyright: 2007 Pages:  64 Dimensions: 51/4" x 8" ISBN (10Digit): 0944583-30-X ISBN (13Digit): 978-0-944583-30-2

Critical Thinking: What Every Person Needs To Survive in a Rapidly Changing World.

Author: Richard W. Paul Editors: Jane Willsen, A.J.A. Binker Publisher: Foundation for Critical Thinking Copyright: 2012 ISBN: 0-944583-08-3 P...

Fairminded Fran and the Three Small Black Community Cats

This is the story of Fairminded Fran and her experience in learning about community cats. 

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