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Informal Logic by Leo Groarke. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Reason! Project at the University of Melbourne
"The Reason! project is developing a new method for improving reasoning skills. The method is centred on the Reason! software learning environment. Students using the Reason! approach are showing record gains in reasoning skill, as measured by pre- and post-testing using multiple tests."
Education for Thinking Project by Deanna Kuhn et al.
"The Education for Thinking Project examines the development of thinking and learning skills as a goal of education." This site contains a series of short "meditations" on thinking, knowledge, argument, etc., from one of the world's leading psychologists of critical thinking. [12 May 02]
The Balance of Reason by Marcelo Dascal
"Western conceptions of rationality have been dominated by one image: that of the balance. According to this image, human rationality rests essentially on our capacity of weighing..."
More papers by Marcel Dascal
Reasoning, and What It Is To Be Rational by Rick Garlikov
Interesting philosophical reflection. Key contribution: the distinction between genuinely reasoning (or being rational) and merely going through the same kinds of motions. [7 May 02]
22 Jun 2007