We are often told that being able to “think” is good and that ”thinking outside the box” is even better. Just as often, we accept the foregoing maxim as true without even needing to pause and think. But suppose we do. Suppose we take time to think about what it actually means to “think”, and to unravel the relationship between “thinking”, “knowledge” and ”truth”. How might all this inform our practice as tutors? TCX 27 interrogates these issues in relation to ODL education.