Robert Swartz

Soft skills Training

Robert Swartz is Director of the National Center for Teaching Thinking, USA. He received his doctorate from Harvard University and is an emeritus faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He has worked extensively over the past twenty five years with teachers, schools, school districts, and colleges internationally in staff-development projects on restructuring curriculum and instruction by infusing critical and creative thinking into content teaching. He has developed a series of lesson design handbooks, Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking into Content Instruction, co-authored by a number of educational practitioners, K-12, published a large number of articles about teaching and assessing thinking, and has acted as a thinking skills testing consultant with the National Assessment of Educational Progress in the USA. He is presently a member of the organizing committee of the International Conference on Thinking (ICOT). His most recent work, of which he is the lead author of a team of five, is Thinking-Based Learning, published in 2007 and reprinted in 2010.


Harvard University, 1953-57, BA Summa Cum Laude, Philosophy

Harvard University, 1959-63, Ph.D., Philosophy