Fostering Intellectual Discipline; 29th Annual Conference on Critical Thinking (FCT 2009)

Venue: Doubletree Executive Conference Center & Hotel Berkeley Marina

Location: Berkeley, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 18, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 23, 2009
Registration Date: Jul 18, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jun 22, 2009
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Intellectual discipline is essential to the educated mind. Critical thinking requires the cultivation of core intellectual virtues such as intellectual humility, perseverance, integrity, and responsibility. A rich intellectual environment, alive with curious and determined students, is possible only with critical thinking at the foundation of the educational process.

The Foundation’s team of distinguished presenters knows how to lay the necessary foundations, and then build for the future through follow-up workshops. Highly practical, each workshop is designed to ensure that participants think their way through critical thinking concepts and principles and then apply these concepts and principles to the redesign of instruction.

All conference sessions will be designed to converge on basic critical thinking principles and to enrich a core concept of critical thinking with practical teaching and learning strategies.


Additional Information

The conference will consist in approximately 40 conference sessions offered over four days. Participants will choose in advance the sessions offered on days one and two, day three - afternoon, and day four - morning. At the conference, participants will choose from a number of concurrent sessions offered on the third morning of the conference. We invite both new and returning participants to join us for the preconference, to be held July 18-19, 2008. Conference fees and other information are listed on our website.