2014 Spring Teaching Workshop
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Brookfield
Teaching for Critical Thinking
Critical thinking involves students (and teachers) being able to identify and research the assumptions that frame how they think and act. Only if assumptions are accurate and valid can we trust them as guides for thought and action. In scholarly terms, thinking critically requires students to make judgments about the legitimacy of knowledge in their different disciplines. Research on how students learn to think critically shows that two factors are crucial to the process - seeing teachers model their own engagement in critical thinking, and using peers as critically reflective mirrors. In this session, Stephen Brookfield, will model critical thinking about critical thinking and introduce a number of classroom activities that can actively engage students in learning how to think critically.
Stephen's presentations: Critical Thinking Protocols (ppt) and Teaching Practices to Support Critical Thinking (ppt)
Stephen Brookfield's books can also be checked out at the library at: https://metrostate.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Author/Home?author=Brookfield%2C%20Stephen.
Spring Teaching Workshop program: Cultivating a Questioning Mind
Breakout Sessions: Outline
Fall Faculty Conference
Thank you for attending the Fall Faculty Conference. Below are links to information shared by keynote speaker, Kathryn Plank
Important Dates to remember:
- Feb. 1, 2014 - Spring Teaching Workshop
- Feb. 4, 2014 - Advising Day. Save the date - more information to come.
The Center for Faculty Development (previously known as the Center for Teaching and Learning) provides programs and activities designed to support its resident and community faculty in the achievement of Metropolitan State University's mission and vision. More...
Center for Faculty Development Workspaces:
|Saint Paul||Library, Room 131||651-793-1774|
|Midway||ETC, Room Q||651-999-5815 (no voicemail)|
M. 4017, ask for available room at 2nd floor COM front desk
|Brooklyn Park, School of Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice||Community Faculty Room, Room 149|
For more information about the Center for Faculty Development:
Sue Fitzgerald, PhD
Director, Center for Faculty Development
Lori Schroeder, PhD
Associate, Center for Faculty Development