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Webinar Workshops 
in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online

Join the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online to participate in webinar workshops with our internationally recognized Fellows and Scholars.

Register below for a webinar, participation in which is included with Community Online membership. These are typically interactive online workshop, so prepare to write answers during brief activites (to better internalize the ideas), and to chat in your questions and comments to our presenters in real time.

Remember: you need a Center for Critical Thinking Community Online account to participate in these webinar wokrshops. If you are brand new, a 30-day free trial is available.


Why Intellectual Character is Essential to Strong-Sense Critical Thinking and to Reasoning Within All Fields of Study [Dr. Linda Elder, Senior Fellow]

August 18th, 2020

     Registration Closed
(Watch for new webinars to be announced soon!)

 

1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
(10:00 a.m. Pacific)

Duration: 50 Minutes


What is strong-sense critical thinking? What is weak-sense critical thinking? Where do you see either being played out in human life today? What is intellectual character and how do we develop it in ourselves and in our students? How do intellectual virtues interrelate with intellectual skills and abilities? Why is the development of intellectual character essential to teaching and learning, and to high-level functioning in personal and professional life? Can people develop intellectual traits partially? If so, how might this be manifest? In this webinar discussion, Dr. Elder will address these questions, as well as your questions about how to cultivate intellectual character in students and in yourself.

Prior to the webinar, please complete the numbered items listed below, which are found in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online. In this discussion, Dr. Elder will presuppose that attendees have studied the Intellectual Virtues through these activities, or previously through attending our conferences, academies, or courses. Therefore, the webinar will be based on the questions you bring to the discussion.

1) Study Intellectual Virtues by reading pages 14 & 15 in The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools.

2) Read pages 37 & 38 in The Thinker's Guide on How to Study and Learn a Discipline.

2) Study Intellectual Virtues by watching this video.

3) Read the definitions of weak-sense critical thinking and strong-sense critical thinking in A Glossary of Critical Thinking Concepts and Terms.

4) Complete the four activities on this page.

Remember that you need a Center for Critical Thinking Community Online account to participate in this discussion. If you are brand new, a 30-day free trial is available.


Note: All webinar registrants will be emailed within 48 hours of the start of the webinar with a link to where it can be accessed. In some cases, your email server may incorrectly filter the email as spam, so please check your spam folder as well.






Bringing Analysis to the Center of Instruction Using the Tools of Critical Thinking [Dr. Linda Elder, Senior Fellow]

 This event has concluded. Links to the video recordings on the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online are below.
 

Webinar Held June 9th, 2020
View Recording Here

 

4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
(1:30 p.m. Pacific)

Duration: 50 Minutes


How is thought best analyzed in any field of study? What are the parts of thinking or elements of thought? How can you bring analysis of thought more explicitly into teaching and learning? In this webinar discussion, Dr. Elder answers these questions, as well as your questions about how to bring explicit analysis to the core of instruction.

Prior to this discussion, please complete the numbered items listed below, which entail video, reading, and activities in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online. During the discussion, Dr. Elder presupposes that attendees have studied the elements of reasoning through these activities, or previously through attending our conferences, academies, or courses.

1) Study the elements of reasoning by reading the following pages in The Thinker’s Guide to Analytic Reasoning: pages 4- 7, 12-13, 22, 40-41, and 51-52.

2) Study the elements of reasoning by watching these videos:

3) Complete the following activity:


4) Complete this activity in writing; write out the logic of one subject you teach, focusing on the elements of thought.


What is Truth in a Post-Truth Political Era? [Dr. Linda Elder, Senior Fellow]

This event has concluded. Links to the video recordings on the
Center for Critical Thinking Community Online are below.

Recording Published Wednesday April 22, 2020
View Recording Here

Live Discussion with Q&A Held Thursday April 23, 2020
View Recording Here

2nd Live Discussion with Q&A Held Friday April 24, 2020
View Recording Here 

 
Note: Due to widespread latency issues caused by abnormally high internet traffic during the COVID-19 lockdown, and the resulting risks posed to live video feeds, this webinar was changed from a live event to a prerecorded presentation. Two live Q&A sessions took place after the video was published (see details above and below).

Truth seems at the moment a matter of debate. No wonder, since in today’s political climate, lies are routinely camouflaged as truth so that truth has little chance of emerging from under the many levels of deception, manipulation, and mind-control. The people, as a result, are run roughshod over – fitting with a typical pattern throughout history.

The concept of truth in itself is fairly simple: 'based in facts, accurate.' But can we twist the concept of truth? Or, can we twist the truth and still have truth? Is truth whatever we decide it is? How do we apply the concept of truth in this or that situation? And when is truth relevant? How can people come to see through misuses of language that seek to cover up the truth?

This presentation will begin to deal with these questions using the explicit tools of critical thinking. You will be invited to apply critical thinking 'moves' (based in these questions) to today’s political arena, and to come up with your own examples of truth-as-lies and lies-as-truth. Be sure to have something handy to write with (either digital or manual), both to take notes before the live Q&A sessions and to complete any activities assigned.

Join us for this powerful presentation with many applications to living the examined life and dealing with life's many complexities.