Teacher's Question of the Week
Q: What are the elements of critical thinking?
A. Dr. Richard Paul, Executive Director of the Center for Critical Thinking at Sonoma State University, describes reasoning as being broken apart into the elements of reasoning, which in reality form one seamless whole. These include the following
To go to an online worksheet that provides prompts based upon the Elements of Reasoning, click here. (Adapted by Gerry Lewin for Gyrus, an online course development system, with permission.)
To go to the SSU Critical Thinking Community website, click here. A summer conference is offered annually.
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