MindEdge's Critical Thinking Learning Resource

MindEdge's Critical Thinking learning resource helps college and university students become better thinkers and more persuasive writers by utilizing adaptive learning components, games, videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, real world case studies, and other engaging content.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with webtexts, ebooks, and optional trade paperbacks available. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

MindEdge's Critical Thinking content enhances skills in:

  • Evaluating evidence
  • Distinguishing fact from opinion
  • Identifying holes in an argument
  • Understanding cause and effect
  • Spotting deceptive or false logic
  • Making effective and logical written arguments

A cross-disciplinary, principles-based approach challenges and engages learners through narrative scenarios, interactive exercises, and case studies. A series of "writing to learn" analytic tasks give students the opportunity to practice and master clear thinking and clear writing.

MindEdge's adaptive learning helps students by providing support for those common conceptual "pain points" where students often encounter learning difficulties. A sophisticated software engine guides students through additional layers of content instruction, which includes games, video, and additional testing.

The Critical Thinking learning resource strengthens the critical thinking and writing skills that are assessed by several nationally recognized tests, including the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) from the Council for Aid to Education (CAE); the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency Critical Thinking Test from ACT; and the ETS® Proficiency Profile's critical thinking proficiency measures.

There are eight modules in the learning resource:

  1. An Opportunity to Think: Making the Most of Your Decisions
  2. A Process for Critical Thinking
  3. How Arguments Work: Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
  4. Says Who? Considering Evidence and Credibility
  5. Reasoning in Good Faith: Ethical Obligations and the Responsibility of Individuals
  6. Problem Solving Strategies: Empirical Thinking, Comparative Reasoning, and Systems Thinking
  7. Reasoning for Self and Society: Ideological Thinking, Ethical and Legal Thinking, Heuristic Thinking, and Aesthetic Thinking
  8. Communicating Conclusions: Creativity and Clarity