General Education and Critical Thinking

General Education and Critical Thinking

This session will explore the ways that general education courses can foster the development of students' critical thinking skills.   All faculty members, of course, aim to teach critical thinking when they teach general education classes.  This session will emphasize ways in which faculty can make that aspect of learning visible to students and help them connect that learning to other educational experiences. 

Location: Room 901

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr. George Bailey, Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy, ECU

    • Dr. Bailey teaches undergraduate philosophy. Students learn to use abductive, inductive and deductive reasoning. Students learn to identify and avoid the use of informal fallacies. Students apply their reasoning skills in individual and group projects both in and out of class. Students also learn the rudiments of the scientific method, so they can contract it with the rational critical reflection this characterizes scholarship in philosophy.

  • Dr. Molly Sutphen, Associate Director and Teaching and Learning Coordinator, UNC Chapel Hill

  • Dr. Mike Mayfield, Dr. Mike Mayfield, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, App State

  • Dr. David Johnson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UNC Charlotte

    • Dr. David A. Johnson is an associate professor of history at UNC Charlotte with teaching and research interests in the British Empire and transnational history.

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  • Dr. Jacquelyn Lee, Assistant Professor of Social Work, UNC Wilmington

 

 

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