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Programme: Atlas 2019-20
Course: Cultivating critical thinking and criticality in the 21st century

A brief description of the event

Everybody talks about it
Students don’t do it
Can’t define it, but I know it when I see it

We will explore why critical thinking and criticality are key skills that need to be actively developed to prepare our students for life in the 21st century. Using examples, exercises, and experiments, we will break down what critical thinking and criticality mean across the different social science disciplines and discuss how they can underpin our curriculum and pedagogy.

An outline of who should attend

Lecturers and class teachers, including those who teach on executive programmes and overseas locations

3-4 intended learning outcomes

During this workshop, we will:

  • Examine the definitions of critical thinking and criticality in terms of skills, traits and elements
  • Explore how they manifest/present in our disciplines and the courses we teach
  • Engage with some of the key debates around critical thinking in HE
  • Consider how we can embed it in our teaching 


2 hours


Event information:
  Date & Time Available to Availability  
    17/03/2020 12:00 - 14:00 Academic Staff, Professional Services Staff, PGR Student, PGT Student, GTA Available Request place
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