Critical Thinking Articles and Resources

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King

Major Websites and Resources

Welcome to the Critical Thinking Community.

http://www.criticalthinking.org/

The Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking

Resources for Independent Thinking

Website – http://www.rit.org/

Facebook page  –  http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Resources-for-Independent-Thinking/141830205846489

Dan Kurland’s  “Reading and Writing Ideas As Well As Words”

http://www.criticalreading.com/

Critical reading, writing and thinking skills.

Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena

http://skeptoid.com/

 

Major works, books, overviews

Critical Thinking by Robin Wood

http://www.robinwood.com/Democracy/GeneralEssays/CriticalThinking.pdf

– This is an excellent article that summarizes the topic of critical thinking very well.

A History of Freedom of Thought

by J. B. BURY

(Full length book)

http://www.criticalthinking.org/articles/history_freedom_of_thought.cfm

– This is a full length book 88 pages.  Written in 1913 by one of the top historians of the time.

Critical Thinking: Where to Begin

http://www.criticalthinking.org/starting/index.cfm 

Recommended.

Articles

Critical Thinking in Everyday Life: 9 Strategies

http://www.criticalthinking.org/articles/sts-ct-everyday-life.cfm

The Critical Mind is A Questioning Mind

Learning How to Ask Powerful, Probing Questions

http://www.criticalthinking.org/articles/critical-mind.cfm

Valuable Intellectual Traits

http://www.criticalthinking.org/articles/valuable-intellectual-traits.cfm

The Elements of Reasoning and Intellectual Standards

http://www.criticalthinking.org/starting/Begin-CTModel.cfm

The Role of Questions in Teaching, Thinking and Learning

http://www.criticalthinking.org/articles/thinking-some-purpose.cfm

The Role of Socratic Questioning in Thinking, Teaching, & Learning

http://www.criticalthinking.org/articles/the-role-socratic-questioning-ttl.cfm

 The Socratic Method by Ken Samples http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5631

Socratic Questionshttp://changingminds.org/techniques/questioning/socratic_questions.htm

The Six Types of Socratic Questions

http://www.engin.umich.edu/~CRE/probsolv/strategy/cthinking.htm

Socratic Questioning Techniques

http://www.harrison.k12.ms.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=gyVCgxoaEnw%3D&tabid=173&mid=1494

The Socratic Questioning Method

http://www.austinisd.org/community/communityed/victory/docs/Module2.pdf

Effective Questioning Techniques

http://www.exforsys.com/career-center/facilitator/core-skill-effective-questioning.html

Three Categories of Questions: Crucial Distinctions

http://www.criticalthinking.org/articles/crucial-distinctions.cfm

Who Is Closed Minded, the Skeptic or the Believer?

http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4134

Questioning Authority: A Rethinking of the Infamous Milgram Experiments

http://www.alternet.org/rights/126492/questioning_authority:_a_rethinking_of_the_infamous_milgram_experiments/?page=1

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