Several books and articles across multiple disciplines (e.g. education, psychology, and philosophy) shed important light on the practice of educating for intellectual virtues. (For additional resources on the theoretical dimensions of intellectual character education, see here.)
Ron Ritchhart, Creating Cultures of Thinking (2015). Ritchhart’s latest book. Emphasizes the importance of creating “cultures of thinking” to the enterprise of educating for intellectual virtues.
Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison, Making Thinking Visible (2011). A comprehensive and very useful treatment of “thinking routines” and related classroom-based strategies that provide students with opportunities to practice the virtues of good thinking.
Shari Tishman, David Perkins, and Eileen Jay, The Thinking Classroom (1994). A practical, but theoretically rich discussion of steps teachers can take to foster good thinking and the character traits that support it. Incorporates research conducted at Harvard’s Project Zero.
Phil Dow, Virtuous Minds (2013). Chapters 12-13 contain practically useful steps that educators and others can take to help students (and themselves) grow in intellectual virtues.
Ron Ritchhart and David Perkins, “Life in the Mindful Classroom: Nurturing the Disposition of Mindfulness” (2000). Discusses the importance of “mindfulness” (understood as an intellectual character trait) and several classroom-based practices aimed at fostering this strength.
Heather Battaly, “Teaching Intellectual Virtues” (2006). Discusses how a focus on intellectual virtues can be incorporated into critical thinking and logic courses. Especially useful for college and university educators.
Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Centre recently hosted a conference on “Cultivating Virtue” that brought together leading scholars and researchers from education, psychology, philosophy, and related fields. Drafts of the conference papers, many of which address the practical dimensions of character education (including intellectual character education), are available here.