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Teaching For Critical Thinking

Beyond a we-know-it-when-we-see-it intuition, it can be difficult to fully describe what we mean by “critical thinking” and design activities that intentionally cultivate these skills. In this workshop, we will use Diane Halpern’s four-part “teaching for critical thinking” framework to structure our brainstorming and dialogue around cultivating critical thinking skills. Specifically, we will explore how to cultivate:

• a critical thinking attitude or habit of intellectual deliberation
• individual intellectual skills, like analysis and inference
• the ability to transfer these skills into new contexts
• the ability to reflect upon and evaluate one’s own thinking

At the end of this workshop, participants will have concrete takeaways to try in their classes.

For Future Faculty Program participants, this session fulfills the “Active Learning” requirement.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:30am

215 Snell Library, 215 Snell Library


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