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News & Announcements



Announcements

2023 Event Schedule Announced - August 23 2022

The Foundation for Critical Thinking will host one online and one in-person event in 2023. Information is online now for these events, and registration will open soon:


Dr. Linda Elder Interview on The Propwatch Project with Serena Balani - July 14, 2022

Click here to view the interview on YouTube.


New Podcast with Drs. Linda Elder and Gerald Nosich in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online - March 30, 2022

Join Drs. Linda Elder and Gerald Nosich for their new podcast, Critical Thinking: Going Deeper, as they uncover ever-deeper layers of critical thinking theory and explore how these insights can be applied to everyday work, life, learning, and teaching!

View episodes here - only in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online!


Dr. Gerald Nosich Interview on the Controversy & Clarity podcast with Damien O'Connell - March 25, 2022

Click here to hear the interview on anchor.fm.


Fourth Edition Release of Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning & Your Life - February 1, 2022

The latest edition of this seminal critical-thinking textbook, by Drs. Richard Paul and Linda Elder, is available now through Rowman & Littlefield. Electronic and print copies can be ordered here.

 



Dr. Linda Elder's Second Interview on the Beyond Perception podcast with Simon Rilling - March 5, 2022

Click here to hear the interview on anchor.fm.



 


Appreciation Video from Gladys Mangiduyos - December 2nd, 2021

An educator at Wesleyan University in the Philippines, Gladys Mangiduyos is a longtime member of the global critical thinking movement. She has been a champion for critical thinking at her institution for many years, and has created a new video expressing gratitude to critical thinking pedagogues who have helped advance ethical critical thinking in our world.

Watch a copy of the video here.

 


ThinkTech Hawaii's Interview with Dr. Brian Barnes: "Igniting Criticality and Creativity" - November 23, 2021

Click here to see the interview on YouTube.


Dr. Linda Elder Interview on the Beyond Perception podcast with Simon Rilling - November 9, 2021

Click here to hear the interview on anchor.fm.

 


Alison Morrow's Interview with Dr. Linda Elder - April 27, 2021

Click here to see the interview on YouTube.


Forthcoming Book Announcement - January 21, 2021

Dr. Linda Elder is currently authoring a book with the working title, Critical Thinking Therapy. Release is expected in 2022. To read more on the topic of Critical Thinking Therapy, click here.


New Book Release by Dr. Gerald Nosich - January 15, 2021

Dr. Nosich's new book, Critical Writing: A Guide to Writing a Paper Using the Concepts and Processes of Critical Thinking, is available now in multiple formats. Orders can be placed with Rowman & Littlefield here.


New Publication Release - November 2020

Fact over Fake: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Media Bias and Political Propaganda  is available now in multiple formats. Orders can be placed with Rowman & Littlefield here.

This title entails extensive revision and expansion of the classic Thinker's Guide to Media Bias & Propaganda, which Drs. Elder and Paul co-authored in 2008. This new reelase includes discussion of the many changes to news distribution  over the last decade, including the rise of social media and growing influence of fake news and conspiracy theorists in the mainstream.



New Book Release by Dr. Linda Elder - December 2019

Dr. Elder's new book, Liberating the Mind: Overcoming Sociocentric Thought and Egocentric Tendencies, is available now in multiple formats. Orders can be placed with Rowman & Littlefield here.

 



Moneywise Guys Interview with Dr. Gerald Nosich - October 4, 2018

Click here to hear the hosts of the Moneywise Guys podcast interview Dr. Gerald Nosich.


Eighth Edition of The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts & Tools Released - September 2019

One of the most widely-distributed texts on critical thinking ever written, The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking has roughly doubled its content in the 8th edition, but still provides a highly portable overview of critical thinking principles and theory. Digital and paper copies are available from Rowman & Littlefield here.


The Foundation for Critical Thinking Launches The Center for Critical Thinking Community Online - August 2019

The world's largest collection of critical thinking resources, activities, and discussion has just come online. The subscription-based Center for Critical Thinking Community Online features an enormous library of publications, videos, and exercises on critical thinking, as well as a social media component and opportunities to interact with our Fellows and Scholars not available anywhere else.

Join us today!


Michael Frank of Life Lessons Interviews Dr. Gerald Nosich - August 30, 2018

Click here for a transcript of Michael Frank's interview with Dr. Gerald Nosich.


Critical Thinking for Everyone's Dr. Brian Barnes and Dr. Patty Payette Interview Dr. Gerald Nosich - August 9, 2018 on Forward Radio

Click here to hear Dr. Barnes and Dr. Payette of Critical Thinking for Everyone interview Dr. Gerald Nosich.


Critical Thinking for Everyone's Dr. Brian Barnes and Dr. Patty Payette Interview Dr. Linda Elder - July 26, 2018 on Forward Radio

Click here to hear Dr. Barnes and Dr. Payette of Critical Thinking for Everyone interview Dr. Linda Elder.


Think Bigger Think Better's Paul Gibbons Interviews Dr. Linda Elder - December 15, 2017

Click here to listen to Paul Gibbons' interview with Dr. Linda Elder.



Report to Congress on Critical Thinking & Child Education - July 4, 2015

Article by Dr. Linda Elder.

Files available for download  »
  • Report to Congress on Critical Thinking & Child Education



  • "Essentials of Citizenship for a Complex, Interdependent World: Critical Thinking and Ethical Values" by Paula Fraser - September 23, 2013

    In this editorial, Ms. Paula Frasier advocates for the Paul-Elder Framework for Critical Thinking in education.

    Click here to read.


    Entrepeneur Magazine Quotes Dr. Linda Elder in Article, "How to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills and Make Better Business Decisions” - April 29, 2013

    Click here to read the article.


    "Achieving Critical Mass" - November 25, 2010

    Article in Times Higher Education by Dr. Linda Elder.

    Click here to read.


    Dr. Richard Paul on Mark Deo's Radio Show - September 17, 2010

    Click here to listen. Skip to 22:46 for the interview.


    Dr. Linda Elder Interview on The Secular Budhhist - August 2010

    Click here to listen.


    "Race to the Top of the Bottom: A Failure of Insight" - August 31, 2010

    Editorial by Dr. Linda Elder.

    Click here to read.


    "Reason to Live" - February 18, 2010

    Article in Times Higher Education by Dr. Linda Elder.

    Click here to read.


    "I Think Critically, Therefore I Am" - August 6, 2009

    Article in TImes Higher Education by Dr. Linder Elder.

    Click here to read.


    "Are You a Critical Thinker?" - March 12, 2009

    Article in The Christian Science Monitor by Dr. Linda Elder.

    Click here to read.


    "Teaching Kids to Think Critically in the Age of Standardized Testing"

    Interview with Dr. Linda Elder on West Marin Community Radio (KWMR).

    Click here to listen.


    "Re-Thinking the SAT: Rhetoric or Substance?" - October 2, 2002

    Editorial by Dr. Richard Paul in Education Week.

    Click here to read.


    An Interview with Linda Elder About Using Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools - April 2002

    Interview by Michael F. Shaughnessy of Eastern New Mexico University.

    Click here to read.


    An Interview with Linda Elder: About Critical Thinking and Gifted Education - 2002

    Interview by Michael F. Shaughnessy of Eastern New Mexico University and Randy Seevers of the University of Houston,

    Click here to read.


    "Collaborative Learning: Collaborative Mislearning" - March 19, 1997

    Editorial by Dr. Linda Elder in Education Week.

    Click here to read.


    "The New Standards: The Case for Intellectual Discipline in the Classroom" - March 11, 1997

    Editorial by Dr. Linda Elder in the Community College Times.

    Click here to read.


    "The Practical Impractical (K-12)" - May 29, 1996

    Editorial by Dr. Richard Paul published in Education Week.

    Click here to read.