21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking

  • Date:October 19th, 2022  
    09:00 am
    04:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Bob Schoenfeld

Attendees:  HAUI & Phenikaa 

This highly interactive workshop will focus on the 21st Century Skill: Critical Thinking. Critical thinking is explored through various engaging activities requiring the synthesis of many soft skills. Topics of critical thinking definition, examples, instruction and acquisition will take place, prompting faculty to participate in various activities and discussions. Faculty in this workshop can expect to explore critical thinking as a 21st Century Skill to gain a better sense of understanding, not only their importance but also how they can be utilized in the classroom. Faculty will learn to utilize methods to integrate soft skills into their course projects, which could exist at a micro or macro level. During the morning sessions, faculty will be led through discussions, lectures, and activities through exploratory sessions requiring participants to reflect on their perspectives on critical thinking. During the afternoon sessions, faculty will be participating in both individual and group activities facilitated by ASU experts for the purpose of building a foundation to incorporate critical thinking skills into their classrooms. 

9:00 – 9:15am Arrival
9:15 – 9:30am Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:30am Introduction to Critical Thinking: Definition & Exploration
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45 – 12:00pm Bloom’s Taxonomy & “Knowing vs. Understanding”
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30pm Rigid Thinking, Belief Systems & Eliminating Bias
2:30 – 3:30pm Independent Thinking in the 21st Century
3:30 – 4:00pm Critical Thinking in Practice