21st Century Skills for the Classroom: Critical Thinking in the Classroom

October 10, 2019 - 8:45am to 4:00pm

Industrial University of HCMC (IUH)

12 Nguyen Van Bao, Go Vap District, HCMC

Oct
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When: Oct 10, 2019, 8:45AM - 4:00PM
Where:

Industrial University of HCMC (IUH)

12 Nguyen Van Bao, Go Vap District, HCMC

The need for Critical Thinking is evident in today’s classrooms the world over. College graduates are leaving the academic arena unprepared for the challenges their new career will pose. While many graduates may have the theoretical knowledge, they lack certain skill sets that allow them to put that theory into practice. By teaching a soft skill, such as critical thinking, through an Active Learning methodology, students will have the opportunity to not only put the theoretical knowledge they have learned into practice but will also be doing this while developing a very important workforce-readiness skill employers are desperately seeking.


This highly-interactive workshop will focus on Critical Thinking acquisition through the lens of Active Learning, prompting faculty to participate in various activities and discussions. Faculty in this workshop can expect to delve into Critical Thinking theory and practice to gain a better sense of understanding, not only of its importance, but also how Critical Thinking can be utilized in the classroom. Faculty familiar with Active Learning will learn to utilize methods to integrate Critical Thinking into their classrooms and course projects, which could exist at a micro or macro level.

Agenda

Time Details
8:45 – 9:00 am Registration and Networking
9:00 – 10:15 am Introduction to Critical Thinking
Encouraging our Students to Become Proactive Thinkers and Decision Makers
10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee and Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00 noon Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in our Classes
Knowing Vs. Understanding: We need to be Able to Differentiate. But how?
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 pm What are Belief Systems and How can We Escape Them
Eliminating Bias and Cultivating Independent Thinkers for the 21st Century
2:15 – 2:30 pm Coffee and Tea Break
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome and Introductions
2:30 - 4:00 pm The Do’s and Don’ts of Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Closing