Our fifth transnational meeting was held in Vila Real, Portugal, on the 17th and 18th of January 2019, hosted by our coordinators from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD).
In the course of the meeting, different activities were carried-out, namely: an outline of the fourth intellectual output – “Promoting Critical Thinking in European Higher Education Institutions: towards an educational protocol”; a debate concerning the preparation of the CRITHINKEDU’s 1st European Summit for Critical Thinking Education; an outline of the fifth intellectual output, that is the special issue in the Studies in Higher Education journal; among others. Different financial and administrative issues were discussed between the partners, and dates for the upcoming activities of the project were defined.
In the second day of the meeting, there was a special morning session dedicated to critical thinking teaching practices intitled “Talking about Critical Thinking in the European University Curricula”. Around 40 university teachers from UTAD had the opportunity to meet the CRITHINKEDU international partners and, in mixed groups, share and discuss their teaching practices concerning critical thinking. A special thanks to Professor Paula Catarino (UTAD), who presented her redesigned course for critical thinking development in Mathematics (i.e. Linear Algebra) using the 4C/ID model.
We want to thank all the partners and teachers for the intensive sharing, discussion and reflections. A special thanks to UTAD’s Photography Services and also to the ‘Vocal Unions’ singing group from South Africa. More photos of the meeting are published in our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/crithinkedu/
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The CRITHINKEDU Team