Research

The UQCTP is backed by an interdisciplinary research program combining pedagogy, educational philosophy, epistemology, and philosophy of science. Research areas addressed by the project include:

  • The nature of critical thinking and its pedagogical implications.
  • Embedding critical thinking in school and university curricula.
  • Developing digital tools to aid reasoning and critical thinking pedagogy.
  • Investigating the role of online critical thinking instruction on student performance.
  • How critical thinking can help debunk persistent myths about climate change.
  • How big data and social media undermine the legitimacy of democratic authority.
  • The contribution of critical thinking to scientific understanding.
  • Identifying and modelling rational norms for the critical evaluation of evidence.

How critical thinking can help fight climate change

Video abstract for "Deconstructing climate misinformation to identify reasoning errors" published in Environmental Research Letters by John Cook, Peter Ellerton, and David Kinkead.