Further Reading

Critical Thinking in Higher Education: a Model of Professional Development.

"A Romanian Experience"
It is a struggle for theorists to find the appropriate “label” for today’s period of time, with all of the complex social-economic changes that are taking place now, especially in South-Eastern Europe. Some of the theorists have called the period that we are passing through ”postmodernism”, so we will use this term to establish the link between the evolution of society and education.
A Romanian educational expert, Sorin Cristea, wrote in 1994 that the educational ideal of postmodern society is the “open personality”...

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Posted July 14, 2005 11:51 AM

How to Start a CTI project

Most workshops that CTI offers can be delivered to your site through a series of workshops, each lasting three or four days, spread over a school year. The workshops are presented by trainers certified by the RWCT program...

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Posted June 30, 2005 04:33 PM

Critical Thinking Across the University Curriculum

In the counties of Central Europe, scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities have recently enjoyed a renaissance as new research is being done and new curricula are being developed...

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Posted June 24, 2005 12:38 AM

How Should We Teach?

How should we teach our undergraduate students? As we seek answers to that question, it is instructive to think back on our own experiences in the university years...

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Posted June 24, 2005 12:37 AM

Critical Thinking and Critical Literacy

In the early days of our work around the world in the Reading & Writing for Critical Thinking project (see www.reading.org/rwct), confusion sometimes arose when we used the word “critical.” In many languages, that word does not have the meaning of “discerning,” “reflective,” “analytical,” or “focused” as we assumed; and were it not for the vigilance of our translators, many RWCT trainers would have left our audiences wondering why we were so excited about attacking, undermining, or humiliating someone when we spoke of critical thinking. Now there is another movement gaining ground in educational circles that also has the word “critical” in its title. Critical literacy is an increasingly influential movement with practices that will be welcomed by critical thinking advocates...Continue reading "Critical Thinking and Critical Literacy..."