Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

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

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The Process of Learning about Critical Thinking

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

Teaching Graduate Students – Provisions Session this Tuesday, 2/11!

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!

Comments on Diane Halpern’s (2014) Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking.

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.

Critical Thinking in Mathematics & Sciences

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