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Webinar on Reflective Judgment postponed

When: Nov 27, 2012 11:45 AM to 1:50 PM
The CETL webinar on Reflective Judgment has been postponed to allow members of the campus community to attend the Budget Forum scheduled for noon on November 27 in the Erlenbach Lecture Hall.

Reflective Judgment:  Teaching Students to Think Critically in a Time of Information Overload

CETL will host a rerun of the above webinar.  If you're interested in the topic and would like to attend with others, please email to let us know.  We'll schedule a date and time convenient for those interested. 
CETL will provide tea and coffee, as well as a short introduction, pauses during the webinar for discussion, and a followup discussion. All interested educators - faculty and staff - are invited.  Just send an email of interest and CETL will coordinate the date and time with you and others.
Each day, Google users perform more than 2.9 billion searches. Wikipedia claims over 10 million articles in 253 languages. Today's students have greater access to information than ever before. As Keeling (2004) articulated in Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience, "...knowledge is no longer a scarce - or stable - commodity. (It) is changing so rapidly that specific information may become obsolete before a student graduates and has the opportunity to apply it."

And while this vast quantity of often conflicting information should make students less confident in what they know and believe, it seems often to have the opposite effect. For many college students, highly dubious information passes as truth based only on the credibility of the Internet or some other source they believe to be authoritative. Most students lack the skills to evaluate the claims of these sources.

Despite decades of research, few teachers or practitioners can claim mastery in eliciting critical thinking or reflective judgment in others. This session will provide practical, hands-on activities to help participants gain the skills they need to enhance their own critical thinking and reflective judgment in order to improve these skills in their students in a variety of contexts.

Key Topics From an Experienced Presenter
Dr. Adam Peck serves as the Dean of Student Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas. He also serves as adjunct faculty in the graduate program for Student Affairs and in the department of Communication and Contemporary Culture at SFA. He has worked in higher education for over seventeen years. Adam writes and speaks frequently on topics as varied as cultivating creativity, critical thinking, and assessment methodologies. 

Objectives of  webinar "Reflective Judgment: Teaching Students to Think Critically In a Time of Information Overload"  Participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the value of reflective judgment as a learning outcome
  • Understand the role of educators in helping students to develop reflective judgment
  • Express improved confidence in their own critical thinking and reflective judgment
  • Articulate strategies for creating/adapting programs which promote reflective judgment
  •  Identify methods of measuring/assessing reflective judgment

Who should attend

  • Faculty members and instructors
  • Faculty development staff
  • Campus educators

Information source for this event is from the Innovative Educators website

Event Contact: Emily Levings | 715-394-8548 | elevings{atuws}
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