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Gerald Nosich

Gerald Nosich, Ph.D., is a professor at Buffalo State College and Professor Emeritus at the University of New Orleans. He has been working with critical thinking concepts since 1977. Since the mid-1980s he has become committed to teaching for critical thinking across the curriculum. He is convinced that the only way for students to learn a subject matter is to think their way through it. He is the author of Reasons and Arguments (Wadsworth, 1982). His second book, Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum, has recently been released in its fourth edition (Prentice Hall, 2011) and has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.

He has given more than 200 workshops on all aspects of teaching for critical thinking. These have been given for instructors at all levels of education in the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Lithuania, Austria, Germany and England. He has worked with the U.S. Department of Education on a project for a National Assessment of Higher Order Thinking Skills; given teleconferences sponsored by PBS and Starlink on teaching for critical thinking within subject-matter courses; served as assistant director of the Center for Critical Thinking and as a consultant for ACT in Critical Thinking and Language Arts assessment; been a consultant and evaluator for SACS; and been featured as a noted scholar at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of numerous articles, audio- and videotapes on critical thinking and is an associate of the Foundation for Critical Thinking.

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