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Developing Minds 20: Connect Creative with Critical Thinking

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SFU Harbour Centre

555 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B

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A one-day conference of practical strategies and keynote presentations for teaching critical thinking within BC’s education system.

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Developing Minds 2020: Connect Creative with Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Teaching critical thinking from an early age equips students with transferable skills eagerly sought by modern employers. However, for onward educational and career success, this skill should not be taught in isolation. Connect Creative with Critical Thinking in the Classroom brings teachers and experts to a one-day workshop that explores best practices in teaching critical thinking within the secondary school system. This year our focus is on creativity, exploring interconnections and synergy between creative and critical thinking for practical solutions for BC teachers. During collaborative breakout sessions, provincial education stakeholders and recognized experts will develop comprehensive lesson plans as practical tools for the classroom.

The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Simon Fraser University co-present a one-day conference with roundtable discussion on teaching critical thinking in BC secondary schools. Join us to share global best practices and experience on K-12 pedagogy, focusing on creativity and creative thinking in the BC secondary classroom.

Open to teachers and education professionals, Developing Minds gives delegates an opportunity to share and explore key concepts in teaching critical thinking at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

You are invited to join us for our third conference; registration is free and the conference is fully catered, ending with a networking reception and cash bar where you can continue the conversation. Please join us.

Conference website: http://www.sfu.ca/conferences/criticalthinking.html

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(note: subject to change) - more details here: http://www.sfu.ca/conferences/criticalthinking/schedule.html

Friday, February 14th, 2020

8:00am Check-in/Registration

8:30AM Welcome to SFU: Welcome and land acknowledgement

8:45AM Introduction Addresses

9:00AM Keynote Susan O'Neill "Lessons from Creative and Critical Thinkers: How Synergies and Silos Impact Students' Learning."

9:45AM Interactive presentation and workshop Nicolas Fillion "Creative and Critical Thinking in Action: Ethics Bowl in the Classroom"

11:15AM Coffee

11:30AM Breakout Sessions Moderated sessions addressing keynote and workshop to develop practical lesson plans

12:15PM Lunch

1:00PM Keynote Kieran Egan “The Role of Imagination and Cognitive Tools in Developing Creative and Critical Thinking”

1:30 PM Panel session CIRCE Practical examples of how cognitive tools shape imaginative teaching practices in ways that develop their students' critical and creative thinking skills.

2:15 PM Creativity session for delegates Moderated breakout creativity sessions for delegates - putting creative and critical thinking into action for the classroom

3:15 — 5:00 PM Closing remarks and summation, followed by catered reception Cash bar

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