Thursday, March 30, 2006

Satisfactory Condon

Today was officially assessment day, when students take exams to give us an idea of how they are progressing at the university, and usually professors have a day to catch up, take a few deep breaths, and prepare themselves to push through to the end of the semester.

But today about 2o of us spent our day in workshops, including one by Bill Condon, the director of writing programs at Washington State U. We got new ideas about teaching critical thinking and creating assignments that "blow the walls out" of the classroom by using technology. Most importantly, we got some very good guidance on what dimensions critical thinking might take. Sounds good. We'll see how it pans out here.

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