Inquiring Minds is an educational program sponsored by
the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
(CSICOP) and Skeptical Inquirer magazine - part of the Center
for Inquiry International.
Minds provides program development and resource materials to educators,
students, community groups and families interested in fostering inquiry-based
learning activities among young people. Program materials focus on the
investigation of extraordinary claims through the application of scientific
Minds Program aims to develop and foster an understanding of the world
through inquiry-based learning. We provide material to complement and
enhance existing science and educational curricula and resources for
informal education in the home and social environments.
material focuses on subject matter that falls within the realms of
pseudoscience and the paranormal - ideal subjects on which to turn the
searchlight of skeptical thinking and promote an interest in scientific
Minds demonstrates how to employ the tools of creative and critical
inquiry, and encourages the development of a set of thinking skills
which can be used to help understand the information, ideas and phenomena
encountered in life. In other words, skills that help to make sense
of the world around us.
offers content and activities for all ages; for students, educators,
parents and caregivers, for community groups and youth programs, and
for other science outlets.
Our Future by Amanda Chesworth
An article appearing in CSICOP's Skeptical Briefs
newsletter about developments within the Inquiring Minds Program The article helps to articulate
the importance of promoting critical, creative and skeptical inquiry
among young people.