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Critical Thinking Web Resources

Alphabetical listing of creativity techniques to assist in critical thinking. Techniques range from attribute listing to creative problem solving to stimulus analysis.

Extensive list of web sites on critical thinking, including strategies for teaching, developing skills, and various critical thinking resources.

Ten critical thinking exercises with solutions and explanations given.

Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts, Article by Peter A. Facione, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Santa Clara University

Outlines more than 100 of the most important thinking skills in nine essential areas. Skills included are time management, memory improvement, and decision making. Many links to related articles.

The Center for Critical Thinking
Conducts advanced research and disseminates information on critical thinking…sponsors an annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform… associated with the College
Board, the National Education Association, and the U.S. Department of Education among others.

Institute for Critical Thinking, Monclair State University
Forum (under construction) to discuss issues pertaining to critical thinking theory and practice.

Bloom’s Critical Thinking Questioning Strategies: A Guide to Higher Level Thinking
Essentially an online self-paced course in Bloom’s critical thinking ideas.

Mission Critical
A "virtual lab," capable of familiarizing users with the basic concepts of critical thinking
in a self-paced, interactive environment.

Implementation and Practical Ideas

Maryland Community College Consortium for Teaching Reasoning
Dedicated to supporting the integration of critical thinking and reasoning skills across the curriculum
and to the development and maintenance of college level collaborative endeavors, workshops, and grants.

Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking
ERIC digest focusing on 3 basic tenets of critical thinking: building categories, finding problems and enhancing the environment.

Tests/Assessments or Scales

Insight Assessment/California Academic Press
Critical thinking and assessment service.

Paper Presented at 2003 Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Pyschology, Orlando

IU Crimson