Beyond Critical Thinking

Beyond Critical Thinking

Friday, 13 November 2015, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Over the past 50 years a great deal of work has been done in the young field of Argumentation Theory. Much of this work is highly relevant to traditional Critical Thinking and Critical Reasoning pedagogy. Nonetheless, it has been largely ignored by the many instructors of those courses who are not themselves working in Argumentation Theory. In this symposium each speaker will relate their work to uses in the classroom and discuss the impact it can have on students and their approach to argument. Following each speaker, all the invited speakers and several other qualified scholars will form a panel and answer questions and raise points of discussion.

Format: two speakers in the morning and afternoon. Each morning and afternoon session followed by a panel consisting of all speakers and other qualified persons. The panel would be discussion-based and participant led.

Invited Speakers:

• Catherine Hundleby, University of Windsor
• Michael A. Gilbert, York University
• Chris Tindale, University of Windsor
• Harvey Siegel, University of Miami

PLEASE NOTE: There is no charge for registration or lunch, however you must be registered to receive lunch. It also assists in making sure we have enough room.