Led by our partners from Roma-TRE University (Italy), our third intellectual output – “The CRITHINKEDU European course on critical thinking education for university teachers: from conception to delivery” – is now available at http://bit.ly/2wUAGCe.
This intellectual output reports the experience of conceiving and delivering a European training course on Critical Thinking (CT) education for university teachers. It draws on the proposal of the “European inventory of critical thinking skills and dispositions for the 21st century” and the “Preliminary guidelines for quality in critical thinking education” – both presented in the two previous intellectual outputs of the project. This report is targeted to each leading partner institution or to any Higher Education institution which desires to later replicate this training course at the local level, to faculty staff interested in the implementation of CT teaching practices and learning activities in their classroom. The course herein described includes training sessions to promote and support quality teaching on CT. It provides educational resources and practical training activities within different key topics, such as learning design, teaching methods and CT assessment. By engaging teachers with effective instructional design principles, teaching strategies, and assessment criteria for CT, they are encouraged to integrate them in the daily teaching practice.
We want to thank 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. We also want to thank Professors Sharon Bailin and Mark Battersby for their insightfull support and feedback during the course activities.
The CRITHINKEDU Team