Of all the objectives associated with postsecondary study, one of the primary ones surely is the skill of critical thinking. Cultivating and spreading the ideology of critical thinking is an objective that unites many disciplines.
The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking broadly defines critical thinking as “the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.”
Use the resources below to discover how critical thinking can enhance the work you do in university or college.
Online resources for critical thinking
Online resources for logical fallacies
Books on critical thinkingFind any of these books at your preferred retailer or library.
- Classic Texts on Critical Thinking
- Critical Thinking: An Introduction by Alec Fisher
- Critical Thinking by Brooke Noel Moore and Richard Parker
- Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning by Larry Wright
- Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason by Peg Tittle
- The Power of Critical Thinking: Third Canadian Edition by Lewis Vaughn and Chris Macdonald
- Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument by Stella Cottrell
- The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward Burger