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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Thursday, October 03, 2013 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Crimson Event Center, Folger

What is CRITICAL THINKING, anyway?!


Please join us at 3:30 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2013 in the Crimson Event Center, where Dr. Danhua Wang, of Developmental Studies will share her research on critical thinking and facilitate a discussion on how we can encourage and enhance our students' critical thinking skills.

Nowadays, critical thinking has become a buzzword phrase. Indeed, it is considered to be an important intellectual quality, due in part to the explosion of information at our easy access.

But, if you ask people to define critical thinking, you really need some critical thinking knowledge and skills to decipher their responses, because it is likely you may not get some cut and dried answers to the question.

So what is critical thinking? How can we see it at work? How can we get better at it? Where are some of our freshmen in this regard? How does their status shed some light onto their learning? Why do we have far fewer students who would choose to major in the so-called STEM? We hope that this workshop may be able to answer these questions, to a certain extent, or at least generate some great discussions surrounding these issues!

No RSVP is necessary.


Refreshments will be provided.


This event is open to faculty and teaching associates only.

  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Dr. Mary Anne Hannibal, Director
    Stouffer Hall, Room 137
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7800
  • Fax: 724-357-2281