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Resources from Around the Web
Critical Thinking Community
Sponsors the International Critical Thinking Conference, billed as "the World's Oldest Conference on Critical Thinking," the Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking's mission is to provide education to primary schools through colleges by presenting publications, conferences, workshops and professional development programs. Emphasis is on instructional strategies, Socratic questioning, critical reading/writing, higher order thinking, assessment, research, quality enhancement and standards.
National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking
"The goal of the NCECT is to articulate, preserve, and foster intellectual standards in critical thinking research, scholarship, and instruction. The NCECT is a creation of the Foundation for Critical Thinking. The council presently consists of about 8,000 leading educators."
Big6 Approach to Critical Thinking
Developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the "Big 6" approach to critical thinking includes: Task Definition, Information Seeking Strategies, Location and Access, Use of Information, Synthesis, Evaluation.
Project Information Literacy (PIL)
The PIL's goal is to “understand how early adults conceptualize and operationalize research activities for course work and "everyday life" use and especially how they resolve issues of credibility, authority, relevance, and currency in the digital age.” Web site includes list of publications, podcasts and webcasts, and several videos, such as "The Student Discussion Groups" and "Understanding Information Literacy through the Lens of the Student Experience."
Evaluating What You See On The Web
Created by Ithaca College, this training tutorial is designed to explore questions relating to using the World Wide Web as a research tool and to challenge you to use the Web wisely and efficiently.
A fallacy is an argument that uses poor reasoning. Check out some of these websites devoted to the study of fallacies and that discuss some of the most common fallacies:
Learning to Think Critically
Monty Python's Argument Clinic
Critical Thinking Exercise
Can you solve this logic puzzle?