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.
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”
Critical reading, writing and thinking skills.
Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena
Major works, books, overviews
Critical Thinking by Robin Wood
– 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)
– 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
Critical Thinking in Everyday Life: 9 Strategies
The Critical Mind is A Questioning Mind
Learning How to Ask Powerful, Probing Questions
Valuable Intellectual Traits
The Elements of Reasoning and Intellectual Standards
The Role of Questions in Teaching, Thinking and Learning
The Role of Socratic Questioning in Thinking, Teaching, & Learning
The Socratic Method by Ken Samples http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5631
The Six Types of Socratic Questions
Socratic Questioning Techniques
The Socratic Questioning Method
Effective Questioning Techniques
Three Categories of Questions: Crucial Distinctions
Who Is Closed Minded, the Skeptic or the Believer?
Questioning Authority: A Rethinking of the Infamous Milgram Experiments