Workshop, Encouraging Critical Thinking and Intellectual Risks

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Date/Time:Friday, 25 Jan 2019 from 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:102 Science I
Channel:Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Categories:Training, development
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Do your students struggle to demonstrate their critical thinking skills? Instructor Rachindra Mawalagedara, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, guides students in a sophomore-level large-lecture class to create and test scientific hypothesis. Physics is an important part of what drives weather--abstract and complicated concepts that intimidate new learners.

In Dr. Mawalagedara's class, students practice the scientific method in Thinkspace online learning software: gathering data, conducting experiments, testing hypothesis, receiving expert feedback. They then modify and revise methods in a safe environment where they are encouraged to take intellectual risks. Students not only demonstrate developing critical thinking skills, they report it's fun to do so. Participants in this session will leave with ways to not just demonstrate and simulate critical thinking in their classrooms but engage learners in these processes.

To participate fully in the workshop, attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop.

*How to Register*
1. Visit the Learn@ISU website:*
2. Login with your Net-ID (username) and password (upper right corner)
3. Locate the Keyword search box (upper left section) > Input "CELT" > Click Search
4. Locate the program > Click List Events next to the appropriate cohort/program
5. Click Enroll - a pop-up window will appear
6. Click Register
7. You will receive an email with the subject: Enrollment Confirmation

Or if you would prefer:
Call CELT at 515-294-5357 / email & specify: event title, date, name, department & email

This event is coordinated by The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching