Please join us at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013, in the
Crimson Event Center, where Danhua Wang, 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
because it is likely you may not get some cut and dried answers to
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
Please bring and share any critical thinking assignments that you
have used that work well.
No RSVP is needed.
Refreshments will be provided.
This meeting is for faculty and teaching assistants only.
Center for Teaching Excellence