Two of the world’s greatest experts in Critical Thinking, Linda Elder & Gerald Nosich, Senior Fellows of the Critical Thinking Foundation, USA, will be with us giving a keynote during the 1st European Summit for Critical Thinking Education:
Embracing Universal Principles of Critical Thinking Across Education to Advance Human Societies
The history of critical thinking reaches back to the time of Socrates, who attempted to develop universal principles of thought that could be applied across all human reasoning. Yet it wasn’t until the late 20th century that an explicit set of principles began to emerge in the field of critical thinking studies, largely based in the original thinking of Richard Paul (1937-2015), philosopher and eminent critical thinking authority.
These principles are essential to reasoning with skill and discipline within any domain of human thought. In this keynote address, by two of the world’s leading authorities on critical thinking, you will be introduced to some of these basic principles – namely focused on how to analyze thinking, how to assess it, and how to develop and foster intellectual virtues or dispositions.
At present, the foundations of critical thinking are largely ignored in schooling at all levels (despite educators’ many claims to the contrary); yet if we are to cultivate fairminded critical societies in the long term, ethical, or strong sense, critical thinking will eventually become central in the human conversation, and will be held up as an integrated set of values for all governments, schools, colleges, universities, military institutions, businesses, indeed all people, to embrace. It is essential for educators across the world to take the lead in this endeavor, embracing authentic, robust critical thinking as essential within their fields and therefore central to their instruction.
Don’t miss Linda and Gerald’s keynote! Register until May the 24th, 2019 (free of charge, but mandatory). You can find the registration form here: https://www.ucll.be/summitforcte
Check the full program at: http://crithinkedu.utad.pt/en/europeansummit-program/