Promoting Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Description:

There will be 4 panelists and each will have 10 minutes to talk. They will be asked to answer the questions below during their talk. Audience questions will follow.

Questions:
1. Challenging students to think logically and independently is not an easy task. Can you give an example in which a lecture, assignment, or some other activity was designed in a way that you felt truly encouraged students to reflect on the material at hand?

2. In your opinion, what are the most effective ways of holding a review session or moderating a classroom discussion to promote critical thinking?

3. Do you have any advice for evaluating whether you're achieving your goal of promoting critical thought?
 
4. Are there any tips or best practices you've learned along the way that have helped your students actively reason?

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • identify various techniques employed to stimulate purposeful reflection in and out of the classroom.

What to Bring:

 

Handout(s):

Powerpoint Slides (ND only)

Handout prepared by Jessica Collett (ND only)

Handout prepared by Patrick Clauss (ND only)

Handout prepared by Virginie Askildson (ND only)

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Certificates:

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