The Critical Thinking Initiative

Consulting

“Proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you have always known.” ― Frank Herbert, Dune

How TCTI Helps You Grow

CTI offers a wide range of critical thinking consulting services ranging from presentations on critical thinking to short-term training sessions to the long-term integration of unique critical thinking skills to meet and improve strategic plan outcomes. Our training builds a substrate across your executive and managerial corps that empowers all of your personnel not just with a common means and language for thinking critically, but with the means of assessing decisions, solutions, and corporate communications. Our methods improve individuals, teams, written communications, presentations, problem identification, and problem solving.

We consider every organization unique, and we work with each organization to find the key touchpoints in which critical thinking will bring the most powerful outcomes.

OVERVIEW

TCTI customizes our unique, research-based system for critical thinking to the needs of your organization. Our neuro-biological method and expert instructional methods deliver pragmatic applications of critical thinking that you can begin applying to your organization immediately. Whether short-term or long-term, corporate or academic, we can meet your needs with one-time workshops or deeper, long-term integration into your strategic plan.

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CORPORATE

CTI offers a wide range of critical thinking consulting services ranging from presentations on critical thinking, to short-term training sessions, to the long-term integration of unique critical thinking skills to meet and improve strategic plan outcomes. Our training builds a substrate across your executive and managerial corps that empowers all of your personnel not just with a common means and language for thinking critically, but with the means of assessing decisions, solutions, and corporate communications. Our methods improve individuals, teams, written communications, presentations, problem identification, and problem solving.

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ACADEMIC

TCTI has developed and taught one of the country’s few year-long courses for faculty members that maintained a specific focus on how to teach critical thinking. Undergraduate and graduate faculty from across the disciplines—business, English, biology, education, pharmacy, philosophy, history, psychology, religious studies, human development, family studies, social work, nursing, chemistry, nutrition, etc.—learned the research-supported best practices for infusing critical thinking into coursework. This included assignment design, in-person and online pedagogy, writing and reading development, and outcomes assessment, and emphasized student-centered pedagogies such as problem-based learning, situated learning, mastery learning, collaborative learning, peer assessment, backwards design, and educational neuroscience.

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