By Dr. Amina Eladdadi, Mathematics Department “What was I thinking,” one of my Calculus students exclaimed when I pointed out the mistake he made while solving an applied math problem on free-fall motion that required both synthesis and analysis. “Well, I am glad you’re thinking at all, that’s a good place to start,” I replied with … Continue reading Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
By Dr. Stephanie Bennett, Department of Sociology and Provisions Critical Thinking Fellow Throughout the summer, last semester, and this semester, I have been delving into the academic world of critical thinking. I found that the process could get overwhelming very quickly. I started on a journey that took me into a variety of areas. I choose … Continue reading The Process of Learning about Critical Thinking
The topic for this month's Provisions session was “Teaching Graduate Students.” Our two presenters were David DeBonis, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Sev Carlson, Dean of the School of Business. Dr. Carlson was the first to present, and he focused on revisions in the MBA curriculum. His first major point was that … Continue reading Teaching Graduate Students
Don’t forget to stop by Standish A/B this Tuesday, 2/11 at 12pm for our next Provisions session on "Teaching Graduate Students." Our three presenters will be David DeBonis, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Sev Carlson, Dean of the School of Business, Jennifer Childress, Associate Professor of Art Education. In preparation for Tuesday’s session, … Continue reading Teaching Graduate Students – Provisions Session this Tuesday, 2/11!
In my last blog posting I stated that from my perspective as an educational psychologist there are many educational and psychological factors that interact with one another and influence how I view critical thinking. These factors include: individual, group, and cultural differences among students; motivational levels and processes involved with learning; instructional practices and class … Continue reading Comments on Diane Halpern’s (2014) Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking.
By Dr. Amina Eladdadi, Department of Mathematics As a mathematician, I am trained to think critically since critical thinking is the “quintessence” for doing mathematics. As a Bio-mathematician, I am trained to be a multidisciplinary critical thinker with collaborative skills so that I can communicate - mathematically speaking - with my colleagues in the biological … Continue reading Critical Thinking in Mathematics & Sciences