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Critical Thinking Resources: Home

Provided in support of the University of Houston-Clear Lake's Quality Enhancement Plan Topic

The Foundation for Critical Thinking (FCT) Model

The FCT model being used as part of the UHCL Quality Enhancement Plan is based on the work of Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder. At its simplest, it defines critical thinking as "...the art of analyzing and evaluating thinking with a view to improving it" (The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools, 6th ed., Dillon Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2009, p.2). See more definitions of critical thinking from the FCT and others.

Video by QualiaSoup

Critical Thinking by QualiaSoup: An overview of principles involved in critical thinking, including the evaluation of information and thought in a disciplined way, the importance of reason, avoiding false dichotomies, and the ability to tolerate ambiguity and to be guided by evidence.

UHCL QEP Homepage

UHCL OIE QEP homepage

UHCL Quality Enhancement Plan homepage

Applied Critical Thinking approved courses and syllabi

UHCL QEP: Applied Critical Thinking (ACT) for Lifelong Learning and Adaptability

Off-Campus Access

Off-campus access to some of the resources in this guide, such as most ebooks, is restricted by license to current UHCL students, faculty, and staff. If prompted for your library barcode number, it's "200" followed by the seven digits of your UHCL ID number (example: 2000987456). 

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