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Developing Minds: Critical Thinking in Curriculum Transfer

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SFU Vancouver

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515 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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Simon Fraser University presents a day of roundtable discussion and keynote presentations for high school teachers and educators.

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 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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