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Developing Minds: Critical Thinking in Curriculum Transfer

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On Friday, February 9, 2018 Simon Fraser University presents a one-day workshop roundtable discussion on teaching critical thinking in BC secondary schools. Open to teachers and education professionals, please join us to share and explore key concepts in teaching critical thinking at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Special guest speaker: Peter Ellerton, Founding Director of the Critical Thinking Project, University of Queensland.

Attendees will hear from keynote speakers with direct experience of introducing K-12 critical thinking programs, discuss the role of critical thinking education within BC’s schools, and explore how critical thinking skills transfer between secondary and post-secondary schools.

More information and program: http://www.sfu.ca/conferences/criticalthinking.html


Recent changes in the BC education curriculum introduced Philosophy 12 as a high school subject and established Critical Thinking as a core teaching approach throughout K-12 classrooms. Students benefit from a rich community of inquiry that promotes deeper understanding of curriculum content and equips them with valuable life skills. School systems already using this approach have documented success using a number of outcome metrics.

Critical thinking skills transfer readily from the classroom into post-secondary education, and beyond. Not only do they enhance learning outcomes but students also gain a competitive advantage in the job market by acquiring skills in critical, creative and collaborative thinking frequently sought by modern employers.

Developing Minds: Critical Thinking in Curriculum Transfer seeks to open up a discussion among provincial education stakeholders keen to explore how teaching critical thinking in K-12 classrooms transfers into post-secondary education for student benefit.

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