The launch of our online course in critical thinking is especially significant in the current difficult time, with many learners needing to making use of online resources. In addition, of course, the value of the skills of critical thinking has a particular significance, given the need for decisions, at so many levels, to be made […]
The two videos on critical thinking that are already on this website can now be seen with Portuguese subtitles. They are already available in this form on You Tube, and will also be on our website shortly. The skills of critical thinking. (Portuguese Subtitles) Critical thinking: Issues of training and creativity. (Portuguese Subtitles)
When I was presenting at the International Conference on Thinking in Wellington, New Zealand, in January 2013, I was asked to speak on critical thinking for a short video. In this video I talk about the central importance of creativity to critical thinking. It can be found on the website www.edtalks.org. You can find it […]
We have produced an online course in critical thinking. This was developed with a business and management focus, such that most of the examples and exercises use international evidence from business and management. The lead customer has been the University of Lancaster Management School (in the UK), and the course is now ready for schools, […]
I have recently returned from Singapore where I worked with teachers in high schools, junior colleges, and polytechnics. As usual, there was considerable enthusiasm for critical thinking amongst them, with a high degree of interest in looking at how it can be infused into the curriculum. The magazine that I produce for upper primary students […]
We have created two videos that are available on this site. One looks at the skills that critical thinking provides; the other presents some recent evidence on how teachers should deliver critical thinking to their students, and also looks at the place of creativity within critical thinking.
There are free resources for critical thinking now available on this website. At this stage, there’s material for those who wish to use critical thinking in business, for students, and for teachers. There will soon be some sample material for families with primary school children. The provision of this free material will continue.
The Republican Party of Texas includes in its 2012 election campaign the opposition to critical thinking. ‘We oppose the teaching of…critical thinking skills and similar programs that…have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs’. So fixed beliefs are good? What happens if a student’s fixed belief is that teaching critical thinking is a good […]
A recent article in ‘New Scientist’ (‘The Argumentative Ape’, 26 May 2012) looks at the idea that humans have evolved as a species in which arguing (making a case) is an essential feature of the way in which we interact with each other. ‘Providing and evaluating reasons is fundamental to the success of human communities.’ […]
If…then will soon be offering a new online course in critical thinking. This will be geared especially to business and management users, whether these are in schools, colleges, and universities, or in companies and organisations. Details and sample material will soon be available on this website.