Provisions Fellows Present on Critical Thinking

Our last Provisions session of the year included presentations from this year’s Provisions fellows on the topic of Teaching Critical Thinking.  Our three fellows for the year were Stephanie Bennett, Associate Professor of Sociology, James Allen, Professor of Educational Psychology, and Amina Eladdadi, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Dr. Bennett began her presentation with an overview of … Continue reading Provisions Fellows Present on Critical Thinking

PROVISIONS FELLOWS: Request for Proposals

Faculty are invited to apply to the new Provisions Fellows Program for the 2014-2015 year. The Provisions Fellowships are unique professional development grants in three ways: 1) The Fellowships focus on teaching and learning; 2) The Fellowships emphasize collaborative inquiry around an identified theme; 3) The Fellowships support interdisciplinary exploration rather than individual disciplinary expertise … Continue reading PROVISIONS FELLOWS: Request for Proposals

March Provisions: Teaching [Toward] Common Core

The topic for this month’s Provisions session was “Teaching [Toward] Common Core.”  Our two presenters were Aviva Bower, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, and Joseph Eppink, Associate Professor of Music. Dr. Bower began the session by focusing on who created the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and, consequently, the issues that have arisen as a direct … Continue reading March Provisions: Teaching [Toward] Common Core

Provisions: Teaching [toward] Common Core – Next Tuesday!

Don’t forget to come and check out our next Provisions session on Tuesday, March 25th, on Teaching [toward] Common Core.  Our three presenters will be Aviva Bower, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Joseph Eppink, Associate Professor of Music, and Deborah Kelsh, Professor of Teacher Education.  In preparation for the session, here is a short summary of … Continue reading Provisions: Teaching [toward] Common Core – Next Tuesday!

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!

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

My Introduction to Critical Thinking Research

By Dr. Stephanie Bennett, Department of Sociology and Provisions Critical Thinking Fellow When I first engaged in researching for the Provisions Critical Thinking Fellowship, I started like any other academic.  I went into a variety of databases for academic articles in my field.  In my discipline specific searching, I found a wealth of information on Sociologists … Continue reading My Introduction to Critical Thinking Research