TC² has an ongoing interest in investigating a wide range of topics related to thinking. While much of this work is done in the form of in-house evaluation and conceptual development, we encourage research projects with Partners and other organizations to advance our collective understanding of the nature of rigorous thinking, how it can be supported and the impact of these efforts.

Our particular areas of interest include:

  • documenting evidence of impact
  • extending the implications of our model to new areas such as digital technologies, literacy, mathematics and science
  • exploring the conditions for effective leadership and the factors affecting implementation

Much of our theoretical and applied work is captured in our Critical Discussions articles and is available free to Partners, including the following recent studies:

C3 thinking—Critical, creative and collaborative

Garfield Gini-Newman and Roland Case explain the interrelated nature of critical, creative and collaborative thinking—showing that they are best viewed as mutually reinforcing dimensions of quality thinking.

Reconciling learning the ‘basics’ and inquiry teaching

In this article, the staff of The Critical Thinking Consortium explain how learning the basics and inquiry teaching can be reconciled, and document the impact of extended work with teachers on student achievement.

We invite expressions of interest from groups who want to work with us to extend our collective understanding of how to support thinking classroom in various forms and contexts. Contact us.