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How to Teach and Assess Critical Thinking

This workshop will help participants explore innovative and practical ways to enhance their students' critical thinking skills.

Instructors in all disciplines agree that important educational outcomes include the development of critical thinking skills. However, instructors often struggle to understand the mental processes that underlie skill development and to design coursework that efficiently fosters improved student thinking.

Participants Will

  • Clarify their desired learning outcomes for critical thinking
  • Learn how and why an important student characteristic—cognitive development—affects student critical thinking performance
  • Recognize patterns of thinking in students’ written papers
  • Explore ways to scaffold improved critical thinking in their courses


$75 per person*

To Register

Call Community Education at 250.365.1208.

For more information, please contact the Teaching and Learning Institute at 250.505.1342 or email Theresa Southam.

*This course is free for members of the SCFA and BCGEU. For Selkirk College employee professional development support, visit Professional Development Resources under Tools & Resources on the MySelkirk site.

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