Gateway to Graduation Third Annual Critical Thinking Symposium: Putting Critical Thinking into Practice
Monday, May 12, 2014 | Campus Center Room 450C | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Gateway to Graduation Program and Presenter: Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor of the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Students report that learning to think critically is something that happens incrementally as they are exposed to ever more inconvenient information, contradictory data, and difficult questions. This process begins simply and non-threateningly by focusing on ideas and information that is far removed from students' own experiences, but then gradually shifts the focus to their own ideas.
In this all day event participants will start by learning about some of the teaching approaches and activities that students across the disciplines say help them to think more critically. We will go through a series of exercises, from very simple scenario analyses to quite complex critical conversation protocols, that replicate in one day the journey that students take over a semester to put their own reasoning under close scrutiny.
About the speaker: Currently a Distinguished University Professor of the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Stephen Brookfield has written and edited fifteen books on adult learning, teaching, leadership, critical theory, and critical thinking, five of which have won the World Award for Literature in Adult Education (in 1986, 1989, 1996, 2005 and 2011). He has also authored over 100 chapters in edited books, published over 70 articles in refereed journals, and delivered over 40 papers that were published in juried conference proceedings.
Seminar with Dr. Stephen Brookfield is free for all IUPUI faculty and $125 for non-IUPUI faculty.
If you are a non-IUPUI faculty, click here to pay the registration fee. Don't forget to register at the link below also. Click here to register. To get a discounted rate on lodging click here for the Gateway to Graduation Group discount!