Dear Professors,

We would like to invite you to the Breakfast/Workshop that will be offered by professor Susan Wolcott. It will take place on December 14th, from 9:30 to 11:00, in Serrano 105.  This workshop will be held in English. Seating is limited so please register through this link

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Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills: Strategies for Your Course

DESCRIPTION

Professors often struggle to understand the mental processes that underlie critical thinking skill development and to design coursework that efficiently fosters improved student thinking.

This workshop will help participants explore innovative and practical ways to enhance their students’ critical thinking skills. Participants will:

•Clarify their desired learning outcomes for critical thinking

•Learn how and why an important student characteristic—cognitive development—affects student critical thinking performance

•Explore implications for coursework, including design of written assignments and classroom/online discussions

FACILITATOR BIO

Susan K. Wolcott, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, is an educational consultant with WolcottLynch Associates and Thought Leader at CA School of Business. She has taught part-time at IE Business School since 2004. Her consulting practice takes her to conferences and campuses around the world where she works with faculty to support critical thinking development, competency assessment, and curriculum innovation. Susan is coauthor of a cost accounting textbook, published by John Wiley & Sons, designed to focus specifically on the identification and use of information for business decision making. Her publications include a chapter on critical thinking assessment in AACSB’s Assessment of Student Learning in Business Schools: Best Practices Each Step of the Way, and numerous journal articles about critical thinking development and assessment. She is currently conducting research on the effectiveness of alternative forms of feedback on student written work. She has won awards for teaching excellence at IE Business School and University of Denver.  Prior to academia, she worked in public accounting for ten years (including Coopers & Lybrand).  She holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in Accounting and Information Systems from Northwestern University and a BBA in accounting from University of Portland.

Looking forward to see you there!

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