Event Date/Time: Feb 27, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 01, 2009
Registration Date: Feb 27, 2009
Early Registration Date: Feb 01, 2009
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Critical thinking concepts and tools are the essential core of all well-conceived instruction. They define the ultimate goals of education. Taking ownership of these goals is the crucial first step in educational reform. The second step consists in contextualizing the goals. Thus follows the design of the Spring 2009 workshops.

The first workshop day will focus on taking ownership of the core concepts and tools that define critical thinking as an intellectual and personal set of understandings (with an advanced foundations session for returning participants). Days two and three will target strategies for bringing these core concepts into the logic of subjects, disciplines and domains of human thought.

All participants will attend a foundational workshop on the first day, followed by the workshop strand of their choice on the second and third days.

Day One (choose one):

* Introduction to Critical Thinking
* Advanced Ownership Session:
Foundations of Critical Thinking – Going Deeper (for returning registrants)

Days Two and Three (choose one):

* Fostering Intellectual Engagement
* Teaching Through Socratic Questioning
and Teaching Students to Ask Essential Questions
* Testing and Assessment:
How Can We Best Test and Assess Critical Thinking?
* Teaching Critical Thinking in the Social Disciplines


Additional Information

2009 Spring Workshops in Critical Thinking (early registration) is available now. Registration Fees: $480/person; $450/ 2-3 ppl; $430/ 4+ ppl Please see our website for full descriptions of the workshops, information on the conference hotel, and biographies of our presenters. All participants will receive instructional materials with their registration.