Critical Thinking: Internet Resources

After reading our post on Critical Thinking and Science, you may wish to review some additional resources.  Here are just a few from around the web —

Indiana University Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication
This site, formerly called ERIC, at the University of Indiana has many informative documents you can download, some of which are about critical thinking.
Documents on Critical Thinking

The Foundation for Critical Thinking
“Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and evaluating thinking with a view to improving it.”  The link I selected here provides portals for teachers, students, business people, and… homeschoolers.  They have a tremendous (overwhelming) wealth of information on this site, and they also offer products to augment your curriculum.  Stop by and check it out, you’ll see what I mean.

Critical Thinking across the Curriculum Project, Metropolitan Community College – Longview
Site includes a history of logic, a discussion of the purpose of studying critical thinking, and a review of the language and vocabulary of logic, with resources for printing.

Critical Thinking, What it is and Why it Counts
This report by Peter Facione of Santa Clara University attempts to develop a concise definition of “Critical Thinking.” Discusses analysis, inference, explanation, evaluation, self-regulation, and interpretation.

How to Critically Analyze Information
Cornell University Library, Reference Services Division publishes this overview of how to critically analyze information sources.

What Is Critical Thinking?
This page is a concise summary of critical thinking, with other pages on grammar, ways to read, inference, choices, and critical reading.

The Critical Thinking Company
Formerly Critical Thinking Press.  Their core curriculum, including the Building Thinking Skills series, is phenomenal.  Check it out!

Strategies for Critical Thinking in Learning
Sections on:

  • Thinking critically I
  • Thinking critically II 
  • Thinking creatively
  • Thinking like a genius I
  • Radical thinking
  • Reading critically

Have you employed a Critical Thinking curriculum in your homeschool?  Leave a comment and let us know what you used!

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