Monthly Webinar Q&A Sessions in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online! Read More Here

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Professional Development in Critical Thinking

We offer on-site and online professional development, helping educators bring critical thinking into teaching and administrators instill it in curricula. We also serve business, military, and government. (Now offering custom webinars and short courses!)

Critical Thinking Online Courses

Spring 2024 Registration Open Now! Study under the guidance of a first-generation Paulian Scholar from the comfort of your home or office! CEU's are available through Sonoma State University. Work on your own time with weekly feedback!

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 .

Free Webinar: "Why Ethical Reasoning Is So Important and Why We Tend to Understand It"

Join Dr. Linda Elder for a free webinar Q&A on why ethical reasoning a crucial element of critical thinking, and what other forms of thinking it is often mistaken for (legal, religious, etc.)

Open to all
on Oct. 24th at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT).

Custom Online Workshops & Short Courses for Your Institution or Business

The Foundation for Critical Thinking offers customized webinars and six-week online training programs on critical thinking in a multitude of topics, enabling us to custom-design a learning experience for your institution based on your needs and goals.

We Hope You'll Consider Making a Charitable Contribution

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with no grant funding, we need your help to keep the Foundation for Critical Thinking alive! We invite you to consider contributing to the global critical thinking movement - any amount helps!

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)


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.