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2007 Conference on Critical Thinking (Main Page)


The 27th Annual
International Conference on Critical Thinking

was recently held

Critical Thinking in Every Field of Knowledge & Belief
Ultimate Goals, Subject-Based Contextualizations, Documented Results

World's Oldest Annual Conference on Critical Thinking

held July 23-26, 2007


Look for information about the 28th International Conference in the weeks to come

The Center and Foundation for Critical Thinking have together hosted critical thinking academies and conferences for more than a quarter century. During that time, we have played a key role in defining, structuring, assessing, improving and advancing the principles and best practices of fair-minded critical thought in education and in society. We invite you to join us for the 27th International Conference on Critical Thinking. Our annual conference provides a unique opportunity for you to improve your understanding of critical thinking, as well as your ability to more substantively foster it in the classroom and in all aspects of your work and life.


Throughout our work we emphasize and argue for the importance of teaching for critical thinking in a strong, rather than a weak, sense. We are committed to a clear and "substantive" concept of critical thinking (rather than one that is ill-defined); a concept that interfaces well with the disciplines, that integrates critical with creative thinking, that applies directly to the needs of everyday and professional life, that emphasizes the affective as well as the cognitive dimension of critical thinking, that highlights intellectual standards and traits. We advocate a concept of critical thinking that organizes instruction in every subject area at every educational level, around it, on it, and through it.

The conference will consist of approximately 40 conference sessions offered over 4 days. Participants will choose in advance the sessions offered on days one and two, day three — afternoon, and day four — morning. At the conference, participants will choose from a number of concurrent sessions offered on the third morning of the conference. We invite both new and returning participants to join us for the preconference, to be held July 21-22, 2007. We are planning at least one preconference strand specifically for advanced, or returning conference participants.

Conference Sessions and Theme Can be Found Here.

All conference sessions will be designed to converge on basic critical thinking principles and to enrich a core concept of critical thinking with practical teaching and learning strategies. For fuller explanation of core critical thinking concepts review the Thinker's Guide Series, or articles from our library.





Near the University of California at Berkeley:
30 minutes from San Francisco Airport.
15 minutes from Oakland Airport