Promoting Critical Thinking in the Classroom
There will be 4 panelists and each will have 10 minutes to talk. They will be asked to answer the questions below during their talk. Audience questions will follow.
- Challenging students to think logically and independently is not an easy task. Can you give an example in which a lecture, assignment, or some other activity was designed in a way that you felt truly encouraged students to reflect on the material at hand?
- In your opinion, what are the most effective ways of holding a review session or moderating a classroom discussion to promote critical thinking?
- Do you have any advice for evaluating whether you’re achieving your goal of promoting critical thought?
- Are there any tips or best practices you’ve learned along the way that have helped your students actively reason?
After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:
- identify various techniques employed to stimulate purposeful reflection in and out of the classroom.
- Powerpoint Slides (ND only)
- Handout prepared by Jessica Collett (ND only)
- Handout prepared by Patrick Clauss (ND only)
- Handout prepared by Virginie Askildson (ND only)
In the Library:
- Teaching for critical thinking: tools and techniques to help students question their assumptions. Brookfield, Stephen. [Kaneb Center • BF 441 .B795 2012]