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THINKER EDUCATION

The World’s Best Short Courses on The Big Questions

THE ADLER ROUNDTABLE

High School Students Engaged at Table In “The Great Conversation” of Scripture and Literature

THE PIGFEST SOCIETY

Friendly Discourse On Theology, History, Political Economy,
Philosophy and Culture

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS MADE EASY

Our UP! Scholarship Platform Gives Students a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

THINKER EDUCATION

The World’s Best Short Courses on The Big Questions

THE ADLER ROUNDTABLE

High School Students Engaged at Table In “The Great Conversation” of Scripture and Literature

THE PIGFEST SOCIETY

Friendly Discourse On Theology, History, Political Economy, Philosophy and Culture

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS MADE EASY

Our UP! Scholarship Platform Gives Students a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out
Scholarships Created
$1,501,362
Students Registered
107,691

HOW IT WORKS

Find a course that tackles
a question you’re interested in.
Engage the course and
complete the course assessment.
Unlock scholarship funds
for your education experiences.

TRENDING COURSES

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all
the evidence. It biases the judgement.” – Sherlock Holmes

OUR MISSION

Thinker Education offers multi-media courses about The Great Ideas that shape our culture. Based on inquiries from our students, we curate a collection of some of the best content from some of the world’s leading thinkers, creating a forum for the age-old contest of ideas. A pioneer in the “learn-to-earn” movement, Thinker Education rewards students with scholarships for college and other life experiences.

THINKER’S BLOG

Bleached New World

Bleached New World

By Emina Melonic | In Todd Haynes’ 1995 film, “Safe,” Julianne Moore plays an affluent housewife, Carol White. Carol leads a comfortable life with her husband and stepson. They live in an upscale home with a servant; she spends her days gardening, taking aerobics classes, and seeing her female friends. But Carol feels isolated from her environment. The relationship with her husband is polite and respectful but distant. Her stepson doesn’t much like her, and her friendships are based on social… 

Taking Literature Personally

Taking Literature Personally

By Dwight Lindley | As recent studies have shown, and numerous anecdotal accounts confirm, the mainstream English department is in declining health, and unsure of how to help itself get better. Many previous commentators have laid bare the structural sins of the discipline: hyper–politicization, specialization to the neglect of central texts… 

The Art of the Question

The Art of the Question

By Joseph Woodard | With typical ashen-gray melancholy, the old dean of St. John’s College once warned about the Great Books seminar: “You have to let a thousand golden moments just pass by… a thousand brilliant insights slip away…”  Back then, I thought he was talking about the timetable, the students, or even rules for tutoring. He was saying that and more. A great work is not a formula. It is a real thing: an old manor house with twisting corridors and hidden…

WHAT OTHERS SAY

As a business owner, I really like the idea of connecting my donations and scholarships to a commitment to learn - to learn about the ideas that make for ethical and principled future leaders.
Rob
FOUNDERS CIRCLE MEMBER
"Thinker Education is great in that each course bolsters critical thinking, and in the end, as a student, I am able to take a stance based on my own decision."
Brittney
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
"Thinker Education has the potential to be . . . a Khan Academy for the Big Questions that students are asking, shaping the way we view the world and our ability to impact it. Thinker Education can be that, and I'm excited to be a part of it."
Jon
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
"The name Thinker Education is self-explanatory - it's a place where you can think for yourself. This approach to learning promotes critical, creative thinking. It's about open and informed and civil expression of ideas - sometimes with people who disagree with you. Where else is that happening in my generation?"
Jonathan
APPALCHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
"Students are rarely encouraged to think carefully about issues from outside of a politically correct viewpoint. I appreciate how Thinker Education is doing a great job of challenging that system."
Hannah
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
"As a leader in the financial services industry, I see too many people spend too much on higher education - without a strategic commitment to make sure that the students they are sponsoring are thinking critically about life's most important questions. That's why I'm a founding member of Thinker Education."
Tim
FOUNDERS CIRCLE MEMBER
"Thinker Education is doing a remarkable job of providing students with course experiences that are both pertinent to current events and to the bigger questions in life. It provides a perfect blend of topics that will keep a student engaged in the issues of today's world."
Samuel
VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY
"I like Thinker Education because they provide courses that lay out the 'non-PC' position and fairly contrast it with the other side."
Will
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR
"Thinker Education has great potential to revitalize the entire education system because it creates a learning environment where students are required to think for themselves. The effects of training students to think well is that they will be able to engage the world as an individual thinker, rather than as a parrot."
Leah
GROVE CITY COLLEGE