POSTPONED TO FALL 2015: Critical Thinking Seminar: Using students' reflections for assessment, self-critique and lifelong learning

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Date/Time:Friday, 20 Feb 2015 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:2015 Morrill Hall
Cost:Free
URL:http://www.celt.iastate.edu/celt-resources/events/
Contact:
Phone:515-294-5357
Channel:Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Categories:Training, development
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In this seminar we will briefly review critical thinking: its meaning, essence, and some of the leading practices. Learning how to examine, assess, and critique critical thinking are essential skills for both students and their professors. The challenge of acquiring these skills has been documented for many decades starting with John Dewey's perspectives in the early 20th century.

For most of the seminar we will focus on reflections as an essential part of critical thinking. We will show examples of how we can use students' reflections to examine cognitive growth and critical thinking maturity. Finally, we will demonstrate how students with certain perspectives and maturity in their critical thinking learn to self-critique, develop mastery and become lifelong learners. Facilitated by Mani Mina, Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering