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The Wisconsin Association for Critical Thinking (WACT) is open to staff and instructors in the UW System who are interested in pedagogical or theoretical issues surrounding critical thinking.

WACT especially welcomes instructors who regularly teach critical thinking skills or who would like to teach critical thinking skills, either in the context of a stand-alone course on critical thinking or as an important element in a course not specifically devoted to critical thinking.

No formal training in critical thinking is required, no experience teaching critical thinking is needed, no specific conception of critical thinking is expected, and no particular approach to critical thinking is presupposed. Logic, scientific reasoning, critical reading, and critical writing all fall well within the scope of critical thinking.


We keenly realize that staff and instructors have many claims upon their time, so WACT members are encouraged to participate in the group at whatever level of activity is right for them, from occasionally dropping by the web-site, to regularly contributing to discussions and research projects.

Membership is free. To request membership, contact dwarren@uwsp.edu.

Members may proceed to the WACT D2L site here. (This will open a new window taking you to D2L. Login will be required.)

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