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A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking

Nov 06, 2015 12:00 PM - Nov 06, 2015 1:00 PM
Lou's Place

There is a general consensus among educators that improving students’ critical thinking skills is a major goal of higher education. However, there is also some agreement that the educational system has not performed well in consistently producing critical thinkers. In fact, research suggests that traditional classroom instruction has little impact on students’ critical thinking skills.

The CETL and QEP team — in support of the University's critical thinking quality enhancement plan — invite all faculty to attend a keynote lunch presentation over the topic of critical thinking.

critical thinking speakerDr. Bill Reynolds, associate professor of social work and director of the Institute for Faculty Development at Stockton University (NJ), will present information intended to help faculty become more deliberate, explicit and transparent in their incorporation of critical thinking content into their courses.

He will introduce participants to a critical thinking framework conceptualized by philosopher Richard Paul and colleagues, as well as a perspective on critical thinking articulated by educator Stephen Brookfield. Participants will be introduced to model activities that are directly applicable to their own classrooms.

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP so we can order accordingly.