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WORKSHOP

Critical Thinking: What Is It and How Might We Teach It?

Sponsored by the Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness

The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the role of critical thinking in the university. We will begin by looking at various definitions of critical thinking. While the term is often used in describing the goals of university education and as an attribute of a successful college graduate, it is often vaguely defined. Through an examination of recent literature on the topic, including various reports discussing the success and failure of universities to develop critical thinkers, we will examine different definitions, discussing the attributes that seem most relevant and important to SIUE. From here, we will move on to discuss classroom strategies for developing the skills of critical thinking, pulling on various examples from courses at SIUE.

Date:

Friday, November 15, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Founders Hall 0116
Facilitators: Matthew Schunke

Bio:  Matthew Schunke is professor of philosophy and coordinator for the new Reasoning and Argumentation course. One of his primary teaching responsibilities has been Critical Thinking and, now, Reasoning and Argumentation.


For information, contact:
Dr. Lynn Bartels at lbartel@siue.edu


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