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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Claremont Room

          The evening roundtable discussions offer an opportunity for us to engage in lively informal discussion about important topics in education and society. Due to the large number of roundtable topics submitted for this year's conference, we have clustered the roundtables into group discussions by topic. Each roundtable will begin with brief (5-10 minute) introductions by each presenter. Following this will be lively questioning and dialogue by all participants in the roundtable. Join any discussion and move between and among tables and groups, as you wish.

Critical Thinking in Public Citizenship

Supporting Critical Thought by Building Resiliency (Patricia Doerr and Carol Robinson Zanartu, Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling and School Psychology, San Diego State University)

Critical Thinking in Study Skills Training: Para Todos (For Everyone) (Joseph Velasquez, Founder and CEO, OjoOido Academics, LLC)

Critical Thinking & Citizen Work (Jennifer K. Greene, Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Edward's University)

Critical Thinking Professional Development

Institutional Enhancement for Critical Thinking: Findings and Experiences from a Long-Term Quality Enhancement Plan (Barbara Rodriguez, District Director, Quality Enhancement Dept., Broward College, and Nathalie Franco, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science Dept., Broward College)

Saving Education: Why Teachers Need to be Taught How to Teach Thinking (Jennifer Jo Mokiao, Sixth Grade Teacher and Educational Speaker, Del Mar Union School District)

Critical Thinking in the Classroom (and Online): A Transformative and Iterative Process (Robert Kelley, Professor of Psychology, MiraCosta College)


Skepticism, Science, and Critical Thinking

Skepticism - An Essential Quality of Critical Thinking (Danhua Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Development Studies, College of Educational and Educational Technology, Indiana University, of Pennsylvania)

Reconsidering the Sciences: Vision Through a Cultural Lens (Craig A. Hassel, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Food Science & Nutrition, University of Minnesota)

Critical Thinking in Elementary Instruction

"I Say, You Say, and Confucius Says": Engaging Upper-Elementary School Children in a Philosophical Inquiry into the Teachings of Confucius in the Analects (Jessica Ching Sze Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Education, National Chiayi University, Taiwan)

Teaching Kindergarteners Math Through Questioning and Storytelling (Ivy Randle, Doctoral Candidate, Argosy Online University)

Innate Barriers to Criticality

Obstacles to Critical Thinking: Human Biological (Neurological) Nature (Burt Stillar, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, West Coast University, Los Angeles)

The Human Mind: Limited and Suspect (Sam Karras, Mathematics Instructor and Interventionist)

Approaches to Critical Thinking in Research and Teaching

Critical Thinking Skills in Fitness-Wellness Courses: A Preliminary Study (John H. Downing, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Missouri State University)

Thinking About Validity and Reliability in Grades 4-13 (Theo Dawson, Executive Director, Lectica, Inc.)

The Use of a Critical Thinking Research Rubric for Grading Graduate-Level Research Proposals (Juanita Holliman, Critical Thinking Curriculum Specialist, Chicago State University)


To What Extent Can Debate, Informal Logic, and Alternative Approaches Such as Chess Lead to Critical Thinking?

A Direct Approach to Teaching Critical Thinking Skills (Scott Sprouse, Former Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University)

Quantification of Debate-Style Learning (Robert W. Nithman, Assistant Professor, Midwestern University)

Cultivating Educated Citizens Through Fallacy Analysis of Presidential Debates: A 10-Year Case Study of the 2014 Bush-Kerry Debate (James A. Snyder, Chair of the Philosophy Department, Mercyhurst University)

Chess and Critical Thinking in the Classroom with a Special Emphasis on Native American Students (Mark C. Anderson, Instructor, Humanities and Liberal Arts, Blackfeet Community College)


Cultural and Linguistic Barriers to Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking in an Intercultural Scoping: Politeness Strategies: Intercultural and Language Barriers (Katherine Flores, Legal Interpreter, Educational Projects Development & Tutorship)

Infusing Critical Thinking into L2 Writing Instruction (Yanning Dong, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia)

Critical Thinking and Business

Critical Thinking - Smart Thinking for Peak Performance (Valerie Pierce, Founder and Director, Clear Thinking in Action)