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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!

Complete coursework on your own time with continual 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: How Society Determines or Influences Most of What We Do

This webinar with Dr. Linda Elder will will explore society's influence on behavior, as well as how we can recognize and relieve this pressure so as to act more independently – wherever doing so makes sense.

Open to all on January 3rd, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PST).

Please Consider Us in Your Year-End Giving

It is no secret that critical thinking is at risk due to political, economic, social, and technological forces. 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 donate this holiday season to the global critical thinking movement.

Online Course in Certification on the Paul-Elder Approach

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

Course meetings begin February 6th, 2024!

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.