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CETL and QEP say 'thank you' for successful critical thinking event

11.11.2015 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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About the Event

The CETL and QEP team would like to thank all faculty and staff who attended the presentation A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking on Friday, November 6th, 2015. This keynote presentation, lead by Dr. Bill Reynolds provided purposeful discussion and resources applicable Critical Thinking, which is the focus Texas Wesleyan's Quality Enhancement Plan.

If you were unable to attend the event, you can access some of Dr. Reynolds' resources via our Twitter account or see them below. If you would like a copy of his presentation please contact the CETL office. Dr. Reynolds also recommended Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. A few copies have been purchased and are available to checkout through the CETL library.

About the Speaker

Dr. Reynolds is an associate professor of social work and director of the Institute for Faculty Development at Stockton University. He is a co-facilitator of the Stockton Critical Thinking Institute, which provides workshops and coaching for faculty who seek strategies and activities to improve students' critical thinking skills.

Dr. Reynolds has conducted research on ethical issues of parent decision-making and informed consent in the context of pediatric medical research. He is currently investigating the impact of faculty training in critical thinking pedagogy on student learning outcomes.

Presentation Takeaways

In addition to the above takeaways, all attendees received a QEP - Critical Thinking Event badge (pictured below) to recognize their time and efforts in participating in a professional development activity.  If you want to know more about our badges for professional development initiative, please visit our blog. If you have recommendations for guest speakers in the future please email the CETL office. We are here to meet your professional development needs. 

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