How to Help Students Develop Critical Thinking?

How to Help Students Develop Critical Thinking?

Date: 5 May 2009 (Tuesday)
Speaker: Dr. Kwok Wai-man, Wyman (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, CUHK)

Critical thinking (CT) development has long been a central concern of university education. This seminar will discuss some topics as related to helping students develop CT in general and in a specific subject. It aims to:

  1. explain the two essential components of CT development – cognitive skills and affective dispositions;
  2. discuss the speaker’s own experiences in and some important resources for teaching CT in general; and
  3. introduce some key issues in and useful references for teaching CT in a specific subject.

About the speaker

Dr. Kwok Wai-man, Wyman is the Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy at CUHK. His research interests include general education, art and methodology of thinking, philosophy of science and philosophy of language.

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