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Session C3

8th Annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning

Promoting Students’ Critical Thinking through Writing  

Rose Chiovitti Cavalcante (NMSU- Alamogordo/Career and Technology Division) 

Carlsbad, 2:50-4:00

The presentation will be based on John C. Bean’s book, Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking and Active Learning in the Classroom. 

The goal of the presentation is to present instructors with ideas on how to foster students’ critical thinking by awakening students to the existence of discipline-related problems around them through the use of well-planned writing assignments and useful feedback. 

The presentation will involve a lecture using power point as well as opportunities for discussion/sharing among participants. College/university instructors are the target audience for this presentation. The intended outcome: Instructors will learn ways to foster students’ critical thinking within their disciplines by using well planned writing assignments and feedback. 

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