Rationale has a range of resources for learning and teaching in schools, colleges and universities.
More about Rationale
- Video : the people behind Rationale tell the story of its development and how it improves critical thinking skills
- Getting started with Rationale
- 6 steps to better critical thinking
- What is argument mapping?
Online learningThese exercises are designed for use in Rationale – look for the links in the explore panel. Preview them here:
- Tutorial Argument Mapping (Advanced)
- Critical Thinking on the Web
- Rationale Wiki
- Open Online Course Improving Reasoning. Tons of exercises, textbooks and Mastery Learning Quizzes.
Training and professional development for educators
Training and workshops are provided by Austhink in Europe and the USA. For training and PD programs in Australia and Asia contact our partner MindMuse. Programs can be organized to match your particular educational needs. Workshops include argument mapping activities and practical integration of the Rationale Version 2 reasoning tool into your classroom environment.
- Please contact Timo ter Berg, principal at Austhink or contact Fiona Patterson, principal at MindMuse, for all inquiries.
- Research into Argument Mapping
- Our European site has much background information
- Argument Mapping Improves Critical Thinking: a paper by Charles Twardy
- Does Philosophy Improve Critical Thinking Skills?: Masters Thesis by Claudia Alvarez
- “Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Lessons from Cognitive Science” from College Teaching, 2005 by Tim van Gelder
- “Provoking Students into Thinking” from Compak, February 2007 by Fiona Patterson
- “The critical edge” , The Age, 26 March 2007 by Yanna Rider
- “The rationale for Rationale™” from Law, Probability and Risk, Advance Access Oct 2007, by Tim van Gelder.