Led by our coordinators from UTAD (Portugal), our transnational training course from Rome on “Guidelines for quality-assurance criteria in critical thinking education” was replicated/adapted in Vila Real, between the 4th and the 17th of July 2018 (see the video below, in Portuguese only).
It was a great experience!
Around 30 university teachers from different fields attended the course. The participants had the opportunity to develop specific skills on Instructional Design, Curriculum planning, Teaching methods, and Learning assessment. They re-designed one of their own courses within their domain-specific knowledge, by integrating strategies and practices to foster and evaluate Critical Thinking skills and dispositions. During the next academic semester, the participants will apply the acquired knowledge in different deployment scenarios. All this work will contribute to the CRITHINKEDU’ fourth intellectual output – the “European guidelines/recommendations for quality-assurance criteria in critical thinking education”.
Congratulations to all the coaches and participants from UTAD for the enjoyable moments of learning and exchange in Vila Real.
The CRITHINKEDU team
Our coordinators from UTAD (Portugal) participated in an Erasmus+ Mobility in Greece, between the 18th and the 20th of June 2018, where they were received in Florina by the UOWM partners. In a very welcoming atmosphere, Professors Rita Payan-Carreira and Caroline Dominguez moderated an eight-hour seminar on “Reflections and Practices around promoting Critical Thinking in Higher Education”.
Around 20 postdoctoral students and teachers actively participated in the seminar. The exchange of ideas was very fruitful and UTAD came back impressed with all the interesting and dynamic projects that UOWM is developing around critical thinking education.
The Belgium team (KU Leuven and UCLL together) organised a follow-up meeting on the 24th April 2018, with the lecturers who came to Rome training course. They discussed changes or plans for changes in their courses, how students and colleagues reacted on the plans, the changes and how they coped with them. They also discussed difficulties they encountered and how they can be tackled.
Led by our partners from Roma-TRE University (Italy), our transnational training course on “Guidelines for quality-assurance criteria in critical thinking education” was held in Rome, between the 29th of January 2018 and the 2nd of February 2018.
It was a really enriching experience!
Around 60 participants, higher education teachers and/or trainers, from 9 different European countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, and Spain, attended the course. Within the scope of the third intellectual output, this course aimed at promoting effective instructional practices on critical thinking education in higher education. The participants had the opportunity to developed specific skills and competences on Instructional Design, Curriculum planning, Teaching methods, and Learning assessment. They re-designed one of their own courses within their domain-specific knowledge, by integrating strategies and practices to foster and evaluate Critical Thinking skills and dispositions. During the next academic semesters, the participants will apply the acquired knowledge within different deployment scenarios. The Rome training course will be also replicated to engage more teachers with CT practices in their courses. From all this work the CRITHINKEDU’ fourth intellectual output will consist in the final proposal of the “European guidelines/recommendations for quality-assurance criteria in critical thinking education”.
Soon, the whole Rome training course will be published in our website.
Congratulations to all the responsible partners, coaches and participants from the 9 countries involved in the course for the great moments of learning and exchange in Rome.
The CRITHINKEDU team
ROMA-TRE is organising a trasnational training course based on the research and innovation of CRITHINKEDU, to start on the 29th of January 2018 and end on the 3rd of February 2018.
Based on the information collected in the Output 1 and in the Output 2 of the CRITHINKEDU project, the course will try to focus on promoting best practices of Critical Thinking education into higher education institutions.
The aims are:
- to provide course participants with latest and more useful resources and experiences in Critical Thinking education;
- to assure a practical point of view of Critical Thinking skills and dispositions, facing the most common challenges and gaps reported in the Ouputs 1 and 2; and
- to promote best practices in specific fields of study (Biomedicine Sciences, STEM, Social Sciences, etc.).
There will be 44 participants from the 11 partner universities.