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The Critical Thinking Initiative

Dec 13, 2017

Critical thinking pioneer and guru Dan Willingham joins Dave and Steve in discussing the relationship between critical thinking, reading, and teaching.  They delve into the role that existing bodies of knowledge play in decoding thinking.  News of the week examines whether or not reading to evaluate produces...


Nov 28, 2017

In response to requests from their listeners, Dave and Steve try to distill seven years of research into 45 minutes!  The result?  An initial walk-through of how they help faculty and students across disciplines and grade levels conceptualize critical thinking. Want to know how to define critical thinking in a way that...


Nov 16, 2017

TCTI welcomes Peter Arthur, Ph.D.  Peter is a frequent keynote speaker and sought-after workshop facilitator on “Enhancing Metacognition, Growth Mindset and Grit for Student Success.” He speaks with Steve and Dave about the intersects between his work and critical thinking. 

Plus, Steve has some depressing news of...


Nov 2, 2017

In this episode, Steve and Dave take a walk into some of the science around how the brain functions relative to learning.  Beware!  Discussions of "amygdalas" and "basal ganglia" may emerge.  But if you want to tap into your students brain power, here is some of the research on how to do it.


Oct 11, 2017

Struggling to find ways to integrate direct critical thinking instruction into your courses?  In this week's episode, Steve and Dave offer some modified versions of three exercises straight from The Critical Thinking Initiative handbook, exercises you can easily adapt into your coursework regardless of...