Fostering Critical Inquiry in the Classroom This session will be repeated three times:
Tuesday, October 1, 12:30—2:00pm Husted 310 (Downtown Campus)
Wednesday, October 2, 3:00—4:30pm ITLAL Underground (Library 069)
Thursday, October 3, 7:30—9:00am ITLAL Underground (Library 069)
As professor-experts we can be seduced by the familiarity of what we study. Consequently, the exciting intellectual problems inherent in every discipline can (and often do) disappear from the discourse of the classroom, buried under instructional procedures designed to anticipate and limit students’ errors. This workshop is designed for university instructors who wish to bring students actively into the process of “inquiry” and “critical thinking,” no matter the level and size of the course being taught—yes, even freshmen in classes of 300 students!