Northwestern University

Wed 10:00 AM

Graduate Workshop: Promoting Critical Thinking in Your Students

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Rd, Graduate Student Commons, Room 250, 2122 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Nancy Ruggeri  

Group: Searle Graduate Events

Category: Academic

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*open to faculty and graduate students
October 23, 10 am - 11:30 am
Graduate Student Commons, Room 250


Students are often expected to think critically, yet instructors can struggle with articulating what “critical thinking” means in their disciplines and how to engage students in thinking critically. In this workshop, we will explore educational frameworks that inform student cognitive development and discuss examples of critical thinking in a variety of disciplines. Participants will work together to address a series of assumptions connected to critical thinking, while simultaneously engaging in a range of critical thinking strategies. We will highlight how connecting with others, as well as being open to doubt and risk, is crucial to learning.

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