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K-State Today

January 19, 2017



International scholar to present at 2017 K-State Spring Teaching Workshop

By Patricia Ackerman

Registration remains open for the 2017 K-State Spring Teaching Workshop scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27, in the K-State Alumni Center.

Gerald M. Nosich, professor at Buffalo State College and a professor emeritus at the University of New Orleans, will engage faculty in the workshop, "Teaching Critical Thinking within the Logic of One's Own Discipline."  

Nosich has conducted more than 250 national and international workshops on all aspects of teaching for critical thinking. Nosich assisted the U.S. Department of Education in conducting a National Assessment of Higher Order Thinking Skills and served as the assistant director of the Center for Critical Thinking at Sonoma State University.

Nosich has been featured as a noted scholar at the University of British Columbia. He also is the author of "Reasons and Arguments," Wadsworth, 1982. His book, "Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Thinking Across the Curriculum" has been translated into Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.

Fred Burrack, director of K-State's Office of Assessment, will open the day with a brief overview of data that examines, "What We Know about the Teaching of Critical Thinking at K-State."

The cost for the workshop is $40 and includes lunch. Registration remains available at the Teaching and Learning Center website. This year's workshop is a collaborative effort between the Teaching and Learning Center, Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Assessment and the 2017 University Distinguished Teaching Scholar Coffman Chair, Patricia Ackerman.

2017 has been designated as the Year of Critical Thinking at K-State. Events following the Spring Teaching Workshop will include sessions on Developing Assignments that Encourage Critical Thinking, Developing Critical Thinking Rubrics, and Instruction for Student Learning in Critical Thinking. All events will be posted on the Teaching and Learning Center website.

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