After our training course on “Guidelines for quality-assurance criteria in critical thinking education”, our fourth transnational meeting was held in Rome, on the 2nd of February 2018, hosted by our partners from Roma-TRE University (Italy).
During the meeting, different activities were carried-out, namely: a brief evaluation of the training course and outline of future agenda related to the third intellectual output report; a debate on how to replicate the Rome training course and execute the deployment scenarios in each partner institution, towards the fourth intellectual output – “European guidelines/recommendations for Critical Thinking education in Higher Education Institutions”; etc. Other financial and administrative issues were discussed between the partners, and different dates for the upcoming events of the project were outlined.
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The CRITHINKEDU Team
Partners gathered in Santiago de Compostela, from the 9th to the 11th November, for the third transnational meeting of the project.
The agenda included the conclusion of the first two intellectual outputs of CRITHINKEDU:
- OUTPUT 1 – The “European Inventory of Critical Thinking skills and dispositions for the 21st century” proposal;
- OUTPUT 2 – The “Preliminary guidelines for quality-assurance criteria in CT education” proposal.
The full documents will be available soon at the website.
The meeting was also an opportunity to work on the training course for higher education teachers proposal, which will happen in Rome, the next January, hosted by ROMA-TRE partners; and to start the preparation of the CT Bootcamps for students.
Our second transnational meeting was held in Prague, last 20th and 21st of April 2017, hosted by our partners from the University of Economics (VSE, Czech Republic). It was very exciting for all since it was only the second time we met. During the meeting, all the partners discussed the preliminary results of the first and second intellectual outputs, namely “The European collection of CT skills needed in the different professional sectors” and “The preliminary proposal of guidelines for quality-assurance criteria in CT education” (respectively). Other important issues were also analyzed and discussed, such as the Training Course on CT education for Teachers (Output 3), the edition of a Special Issue in a Scientific Journal (Output 5), and the 1st Multiplier Event “The European Day for CT education” – a transnational pitch bootcamp with partners, faculty teaching, student, business corporations and NGOs. Finally, the expert names to the Steering Committee were agreed by all the partners (see more at http://crithinkedu.utad.pt/en/steering-committee/). At the moment, our SDC partners from Lithuania are analyzing the final results of the Output 1 to deliver it soon. Also, our USC partners, from Spain, are working on the systematic literature review report about the CT practices and interventions in the CRITHINKEDU European Higher Education Institutions. Complementary, all the partners are currently carrying out teachers interviews in order to finish the Output 2.
We are very enthusiastic to work together and soon we will have our two first outputs published in the website!
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The CRITHINKEDU Team
Our first kick-off meeting was held in Dublin, last 3rd and 4th November 2016, hosted by partners from the University College of Dublin (UCD, Ireland). This was very exciting for all, because it underlined the start of CRITHINKEDU and it was the first time that we met each other. During the meeting, all the partners discussed and approved “The Project Handbook” and “The Dissemination and Communication Plan”. Other documents and criteria related to the methodology proposed for the project implementation, management and dissemination were also discussed and improved. Finally, the development plan of the First Output – European collection of 21st needed critical thinking skills in different professional sectors – was presented by our SDC partner, from Lithuania, discussed and agreed by all the partners. The Output 2 was also discussed and outlined. At the moment, partners in each country are leading their focus groups interviews with companies and NGOs from different economic activities. Soon we will have more news and results about that! Keep in touch!
We are very enthusiastic to work together and sure that we will make a great team!