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Thinking Critically, Thinking Creatively

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning will offer a series of programs highlighting the ways in which we think about and incorporate thinking critically and thinking creatively into our teaching. These core academic mindsets are valued in every discipline; yet, often, we identify them, discuss them, and teach them in very different ways. In order to uncover the similarities and differences among disciplinary approaches to critical and creative thinking, we will focus on a broad range of topics, including: Ignatian imagination, technologies to enhance critical and creative thinking, critical reading skills, and more.

Panels and Brown Bag Discussions

Nov. 20 Faculty Panel on Thinking Critically in the Disciplines

Oct. 28 The Apprenticeship Workshop Model for PhD Dissertation Direction

Effective Teaching Seminars

Oct. 13 & 16 Critical Reading Skills

Oct. 27 & 30 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Teaching with Technology Fora

Sept. 14 Promoting Critical Thinking and Student Engagement Using Interactive PowerPoint Techniques

Nov. 16 Concept Maps for Sparking Critical and Creative Thinking

Blog Series

Volunteer to share your ideas on one or both of these core academic mindsets with the SLU community through a regular feature on our blog, The Notebook. All SLU faculty (full-time and part-time) and graduate student instructors are invited to contribute. To sign up to contribute to this blog series, please register by clicking here, or contact Mary Cook,



2016 Winter Institute
January 7, 2016

2016 Ignatian Pedagogy Institute
Ignatian Imagination
March 10, 2016

For additional information on these events, including times, locations, & registration, visit our Events page.

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