Integrating critical thinking into your teaching

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Contact information
Contact person: 
Christine Cool
Registration required: 
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Learning objectives of the talks and of the overall program

“Everyone thinks critical thinking is a good idea, but putting it into practice? Now there’s a challenge.”

Dr. Preston Smith, Senior Associate Dean, Dalhousie University

“Current medical school training represses CT. It’s all about remembering, very little about thinking.”

Teaching Critical Thinking Across the Continuum, CCME, Quebec City, 2013

Few students are given a clear definition of critical thinking (CT) and are at a loss when asked to perform CT. They lack a model to empower them.  In this highly interactive workshop, we will look at definitions and attributes of critical thinking. We will examine a teaching model for critical thinking so that you can adapt if for use in your classroom, for your students.  You will design and develop a learning activity that integrates critical thinking into your class.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify needed abilities or dispositions for critical thinking
  • Describe the process of critical thinking, as it applies to your discipline
  • Create and integrate a critical thinking activities into a learning activity for your class