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Macomb Community College Regional Workshop

Teaching Critical Thinking


Workshop Description

This workshop provides participants with concrete tools for teaching critical thinking skills while covering required course content. By the end of the workshop, participants are able to create lesson plans that enhance critical thinking skills based on content from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences. Participants will also learn how these skills can be easily and accurately measured.

By the end of this workshop, you will know or be able to:

  • Understand fundamentals of the human brain regarding dispositions toward critical thought, bias, use of evidence, and heuristic thinking.
  • Understand what works and what doesn’t work regarding critical thinking instruction.
  • Learn and apply precise pedagogical methods that help students at any level improve their critical thinking skills.
  • Learn and apply precise pedagogical methods to improve writing skills based on critical thinking practices.
  • Create critical thinking rubrics.

Activities:

  • Participate in exercises proven to enhance critical thinking.
  • Create exercises and exams that enhance and measure critical thinking skills.
  • Use and create rubrics that provide viable measurements of critical thinking.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the workshop.

About the Faciliator

Dr. John Eigenauer is a professor of Philosophy and Computer Science at Taft College in Taft, California. He holds a master’s degree in English, a master’s degree in Humanities, and a doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Syracuse University. Dr. Eigenauer has taught Philosophy, English, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, and Spanish. He currently teaches Philosophy and Critical Thinking. Before joining Taft College, Dr. Eigenauer worked for Microsoft as a Senior Technology Specialist and at NASA Lewis Research Center as a Systems Analyst. He is a recipient of NISOD’s Excellence Award and has presented internationally on the topic of critical thinking.

Location

UC-Assembly Hall
Macomb Community College
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038

Registration

Registration Type
Early Registration
on or before
March 1, 2019
Late Registration
after
March 1, 2019
Member $159 $209
Non Member $209 $259
Host College (Member)$129$179

Preliminary Schedule

March 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Provided by NISOD

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received prior to March 15, 2019. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by March 15, 2019. NISOD also regrets that refunds will not be given after March 15, 2019 or for no-shows. However, we are pleased to credit your registration toward another workshop. In addition, substitutions are gladly accepted. A transfer of your full registration is permitted prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Annecy Liddell by March 15, 2019. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NISOD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by NISOD.

Hotel Information

Towneplace Suites By Marriott Sterling
14800 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Phone: (586) 566-0900

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Detroit – Utica
45555 Utica Park Boulevard
Utica, MI 48315
Phone: (586) 803-0400

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