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

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Fall 2022 Registration Open Now!

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

Custom Online Intensive 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.

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.

The Set of 23 Thinker's Guides is Back!

Rowman & Littlefield, co-publisher and exclusive distributor of the Thinker’s Guide Library, has released the Thinker's Guide Library Special Bundle! You can now own all 23 Thinker's Guides for half the cost of buying them individually! (Click below for ordering information.)

Free Webinar Q&A Sessions in the  Community Online!

Webinar Q&A sessions with our Senior Fellows, on a variety of critical thinking topics and applications, occur regularly in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online! Complete the exercises ahead of time and join the discussions with your questions and experiences.

Guided Study Group with Dr. Linda Elder

Join Dr. Elder in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online for a study group titled, "Vastly Enhance Your Personal Life and Achieve Self-Actualization Through Critical Thinking."

Registration opens soon!


Dozens of sessions to choose from, including:

  • Practice Deconstructing Problems in Your Classes or Profession
  • Reworking Your Syllabus Using Critical Thinking Foundations
  • For Business and Government: Using Critical Thinking to Evaluate Alternatives in Complex Context
  • For Administrators: How to Support Critical Thinking at Your Institution
  • Distinguish Questions of Fact, Preference and Judgment
  • How to Assess Yourself as a Reasoner; How Students Can Assess Themselves as Reasoners
  • Understanding Critical Thinking as Essential to Education in Any Field of Study and at Every Level
  • For Business and Government: Using Critical Thinking to Analyze Problems
  • Critical Thinking Therapy for Mental Health and Self-Actualization

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.