UF critical thinking inventoryThe UF Critical Thinking Inventory measures critical thinking style on a continuum that ranges between engaging and seeking information. By understanding how different people think critically about an issue, you can put your team members in a position to succeed by grouping people together in the most effective way.

Are you a seeker?

People who score on the seeking information side of the scale are aware of their own predispositions and biases and recognize their current opinions and positions have been influenced by his or her environment and experiences. They are “hungry learners,” open to the opinions of others and take care to seek out divergent points of view. Seekers have a desire to know the truth, even if the truth conflicts with presently held beliefs and opinions.

Or are you an engager?

People who score on the engagement side of the continuum are aware of their surroundings and able to anticipate situations where good reasoning will be needed. They look for opportunities to use their reasoning skills and are confident in their ability to reason, solve problems and make decisions. They are also confident communicators and able to explain the reasoning process used to arrive at a decision or problem solution.

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The UFCTI certification course contains three lessons that explain how to measure and understand critical thinking styles. It should take between two and four hours to complete. Once finished, you will be able to purchase codes that allow you to administer the test with your organization.
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Although critical thinking is an important attribute for success, it is not easily defined. The UFCTI measures critical thinking styles on a continuum that ranges between engagement and seeking information. Neither category represents a good or bad critical thinking style. We do this so that your team or organization can capitalize on each other's strengths.

By understanding how different people think critically about an issue, you can put your team members in a position to succeed by grouping people together in the most effective way.

How to use the UFCTI

  • Accessing the UFCTI

    UFCTI certification and administration are done completely online for your convenience.
  • Applying the results

    Understanding UFCTI results will help put you and your team into a better position to succeed.