Join us for the 44th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking - Entirely Online, July 21-26, 2024

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The 2024 Fall Critical Thinking Academy

Join us in the Arkansas Ozarks November 15th-17th, 2024 for a unique learning experience led by Senior Fellows of the Foundation for Critical Thinking.

Members of the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online: please email us for another 20% off.

Online Course for Certification in the Paul-Elder Framework

Those looking to be certified in the Paul-Elder Approach to Critical Thinking can complete their facilitator training in the Fall 2024 Online Certification Course.

Course meetings begin August 28th, 2024!


Call for Volunteers!

The Foundation for Critical Thinking is seeking a volunteer programmer and a volunteer social media marketing expert. Volunteers will receive free access to our learning opportunities and to the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online while working with us. For details, see our Call for Volunteers page.

Free Webinar: How to Foster Critical Thinking in Students on a Typical Day

Join Dr. Linda Elder July 31st at 2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. Pacific). Bring any and all questions on critical thinking theory, application, teaching, and learning. Questions that do not lend themselves to definitive answers, we will explore with you.

Open to all!

Critical Thinking Podcast

Only in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online.

Join Drs. Linda Elder and Gerald Nosich, international authorities on critical thinking, as they break new ground in the podcast Critical Thinking: Going Deeper.


Full-Semester Courses in Critical Thinking

Fall 2024 Registration Open Now. Study under the guidance of a first-generation Paulian Scholar from the comfort of your home or office!

Complete coursework on your own time with continual feedback.




I found that I was fitted for nothing so well as for the study of Truth . . . with desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order . . . being a man that neither affects what is new nor admires what is old, and that hates every kind of imposture.

~ Francis Bacon (1605)

OUR MISSION

For more than 40 years, our goal has been to promote
essential change in education and society by cultivating
fairminded critical thinking — thinking which
embodies intellectual empathy, intellectual humility,
intellectual perseverance, intellectual integrity, and
intellectual responsibility.