Critical Thinking Strategies in the Classroom: Engagement to Assessment

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Date/Time:Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:Alliant Energy - Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall
Channel:Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Categories:Training, development
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We know the importance of engaging students in critical thinking in the classroom, but do we know how to intentionally integrate these strategies and assess them? Professor Barry S. Stein will discuss how fostering critical thinking skills impacts students; as well as, the importance of assessing it.

In addition, Professor Stein will explore the results and lessons learned from a 14-year nation-wide project that was funded by the National Science Foundation and Tennessee Technological University to develop an interdisciplinary instrument (CAT) to assess critical thinking skills.

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About Professor Barry S. Stein
Professor Barry S. Stein is Chair and Professor of Psychology at Tennessee Technological University. Professor Stein received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in cognitive psychology and has authored and coauthored numerous articles on learning, problem solving, and critical thinking throughout his career. He is coauthor of the Ideal Problem Solver: A guide for improving thinking, learning and creativity. He is the principal investigator for three National Science Foundation Grants to refine and disseminate the Critical thinking Assessment Test (CAT) and is Co-Director of the Center for Assessment & Improvement of Learning. Dr. Stein has given numerous presentations and workshops on assessing and improving critical thinking across the country in addition to presentations/workshops at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for accreditation in the North Central Region, the Accrediting Commission for Schools of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Reinvention Center, the International Society for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), and ABET. Over 200 institutions of higher education have been involved in collaborative work using the CAT instrument.

Sponsored by,
College of Engineering, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Department of Agricultural Education and Studies, Department of Agronomy, Department of Animal Science, and Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)