Early-registration rates available for the 39th Annual World Conference in Belgium!

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Spring 2019 Registration Open Now!

Study under the guidance of a first-generation Paulian Scholar from the comfort of your home or office! Philosophy credits and Nursing CEU's are available.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with no grant funding or major benefactors, we need help from you to keep our organization alive! We reached only 15% of our $100,000 goal in 2017, but with your help, we can get there in 2018!

For the first time. the world's longest-running critical thinking conference will be held in Europe! The 39th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking takes place July 4 - 7, 2019 at the world-renowned KU Leuven in Flanders, Belgium!

We provide on-site as well as online professional development, helping educators bring critical thinking into the heart of their teaching and administrators instill it in the core of curricula. We also serve businesses, military, and government.

The Paul-Elder Framework for Critical Thinking is an internationally-recognized approach to explicit reasoning. Becoming certified in the teaching of our framework provides unique benefits not available to educators, consultants, and trainers at large.

The Paulian Framework for critical thinking has been developed and discussed through decades of scholarship by the world's foremost experts on substantive, explicit, ethical rationality. Our guides encapsulate this framework and many of its applications.

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The Thinker's Guide Library

Set of 22 Guides.

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Also available individually.
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Critical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture.

~ Francis Bacon (1605)

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The Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking aim
to improve education in colleges, universities and primary
through secondary schools. Read more.