One of the most widely shared goals across the disciplines is to teach our students to think critically. But how do we define critical thinking and how do we teach it? This interactive workshop for Washington University faculty will provide an opportunity for participants to refine their understanding of what constitutes critical thinking as it relates to their respective disciplines, as well as to discuss effective approaches for teaching students to improve their critical-thinking skills. The structure of this workshop is designed to help participants:
Sharpen your definition of critical thinking
Apply a model of critical thinking to identify and explore aspects of teaching critical thinking that you would like to develop
Identify approaches to fostering critical thinking that can help you respond to this issue
Presenter: Beth A. Fisher, PhD, Director of Academic Services, The Teaching Center; Lecturer in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. Beverages, snacks, and cookies will be provided.