Promoting critical thinking

Date and time: May 12th, 12:15 – 13:15

Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIT E51

Promoting critical thinking – Interdisciplinary approaches: a matrix for critical thinking

The ability to think critically and independently is one of most desired skills an university wants to cultivate with its students. But critical thinking does not happen by chance. Besides methodological competences and disciplinary knowledge, students must be given the opportunity to address interdisciplinary and system-oriented issues. In this Refresh Teaching event Prof. Volker Hoffmann/Dr. Erik Jentges and Prof. Anthony Patt will discuss how they promote the key critical thinking skills in their courses. Students should be able to; analyse and reflect, build capacity for judgment and develop a stance, communicate, argue and behave responsibly. There are many more courses at ETH with similar approaches to promoting critical thinking as seen in the annual programme of the critical thinking initiative at ETH.

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