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Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Course

Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Course gives teachers the tools to light a path for their students. Benefit from research-based, classroom-tested best practices that can be immediately applied in the classroom.

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1-4 people$199 per person
5-19 people$99 per person
20-39 people$79 per person
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Winter Enrichment Course

COURSE DATE:

Session 1: October 31 – December 11, 2021

Session 2: December 12, 2021 – January 22, 2022

 

Critical thinking: It’s the whole point of a college education.

Are students missing it?

Every faculty member has had the experience of reviewing a student paper, only to have it read like a playback of the instructor’s lectures. So many students seem to think the goal is to repeat back everything a teacher has said–as faithfully as possible.

But that’s not what we want. We want them to take the information they receive and do something with it: analyze it, break it down, use it to come to their own conclusions.

Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Course helps faculty light the path for their students towards critical thinking. Delivered in module form, this roughly ten-hour course is led by Linda B. Nelson, PhD, founding director of Clemson University’s Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation.

Nilson provides a definition of critical thinking to use as a framework for creating learning outcomes, then guides participants step-by-step through the creation of classroom tools including:
– Assignments and activities for both beginning and advanced critical thinking
– Assessments with objective items (e.g., multiple choice, fill-in the-blank)
– Assessments with constructed responses, and rubrics to apply to them

The course is self-paced and can be accessed from virtually any device. It also includes a variety of supplemental materials, including handouts, readings, links to online resources, and transcripts. Regular learning checks gauge the command of the material, and a final check leads to a certificate of completion.

We don’t want our students to be mere receptacles of information. We want them to be masters of it —using it to fuel a better understanding of the world around them. Register for Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Course today and discover how to empower your students to think critically!

Learning Goals

At the conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Articulate a definition of critical thinking and a framework for applying it to courses
  • Develop learning outcomes aligned to critical thinking
  • Create exercises and activities that promote critical thinking at all levels
  • Design both objective-item and constructed-response assessments

How It Works:

  • Select your preferred session date.
  • Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive an email with information on accessing the online course.
  • Participants can work through the course at their own pace. Participants can also review information in a previous unit as well as read supplemental materials and watch the accompanying videos as many times as they like within their selected session date.
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will take an assessment to gauge learning.
  • At the end of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

What’s Included:

  • Video programs
  • A final assessment
  • Transcripts of all video programs
  • Program slides
  • Supplemental readings and activities
  • Certificate of Completion for the course

Group Enrollment:

Discount pricing is available for multiple seats purchased at the same time.

For 10 or more seats, please contact Magna Sales at sales@magnapubs.com or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183 to receive a customized quote.

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Session 1 Product Code: PO21RA

Session 2 Product Code: PO21VA

 

Meet Your Presenter

Linda B. Nelson, PhD
Founding Director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

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Purchase Options

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Group Enrollment Pricing
1-4 people$199 per person
5-19 people$99 per person
20-39 people$79 per person
Group Enrollment discounts are applied in the cart.