Teaching Students to Be More Successful Learners and Thinkers

Venue: online

Location: online,

Event Date/Time: Sep 24, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 24, 2010
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Teaching Students to Be More Successful Learners and Thinkers September 24 and October 1, 1:00-2:30pm EDT 2-part online workshop Host: Innovative Educators http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/89 7.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW In this two part workshop, Dr. Timothy Walter will present a validated instructional program of basic cognitive and behavioral critical thinking and learning strategies that are viewed as general education outcomes by many institutions of higher education. The critical thinking and learning strategies these students have learned are those basic strategies upon which much higher level critical thinking and learning is based as described in Blooms Taxonomy. The workshop will focus on introducing participants to the intellectual model upon which these cognitive and behavioral strategies are based and then participants will see how instructors in the classroom can engage students in interactive classroom exercises which facilitate the learning of basic critical thinking and learning strategies Participants will leave the workshop with skills to teach students in all courses the critical thinking and learning strategies upon which higher level thinking and learning is developed and which make thinking and learning more orderly and effective. They will specifically learn how to teach students to apply these cognitive and behavioral strategies to their texts, readings, lectures, and class discussions. OBJECTIVES - Part I Define what successful learners and thinkers do in the classroom and outside the classroom Learn how to teach: focused reading, thinking, and learning focused note-taking focused test preparation OBJECTIVES - Part II Learn what the TCDR strategy of critical thinking entails as described in Dr. Walters co- authored book Critical Thinking: Building the Basics. Learn how Dr. Walter and his colleagues studied successful critical thinkers and learners to determine the essential characteristics of successful learning and thinking. what more successful thinkers and learners do as compared to less successful thinkers and learners. Learn why the TCDR strategy is the basis upon which higher order thinking skills (i.e. applying, analyzing, and evaluating information) are based. Learn why the TCDR strategy is the basis for critical thinking skills required for academic success. how to teach students the TCDR strategy of critical thinking by working through a series of exercises how the TCDR strategy is related to Blooms Taxonomy. Learn basic classroom instructional strategies that increase the likelihood of students learning the critical thinking and learning strategies that are the basis of the TCDR strategy of critical thinking. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Any college faculty member, staff member or administrator who interacts with or teaches students will benefit from participating in this workshop. WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Dr. Timothy L. Walter, Dean of Academic and Student Services at Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dr. Walter is a leading authority in the area of student success. He has written eight editions of his text Student Success, three editions of The Adult Learners Guide to College Success, and two editions of Critical Thinking: Building the Basics. He was honored in 1994 as an Outstanding Advocate of First Year Students by The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. He has consulted widely in the area of student success and the first-year experience. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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