Critical Thinking: What It Is & Why Students’ Success Depends On It

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“Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why Students’ Success Depends On It” will be the keynote session at the opening, June 8th, of the 2016 National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning in Philadelphia. The presentation by Dr. Carol Ann Gittens, will focus on teaching for thinking, with specific attention on the learning through inquiry process.

Dr. Gittens is interim dean for the Graduate School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University (SCU). She is the developer of multiple Insight Assessment tools calibrated for measuring the critical thinking skills, numeracy and academic motivation of K-12 students.  She is also the co-author of THINK Critically, Facione & Gittens.

The 2016 National Institute will focus on Perspectives on PLA: Strategies for Student and Institutional Success. Insight Assessment is proud to be a sponsor of this learning experience as part of our commitment to excellence in assessment and learning. We believe that valuing, assessing and training thinking skills and mindset pays off for individuals, groups, companies, organizations and for society.

Critical thinking can and should be fostered, trained and assessed. Insight Assessment provides high quality validated test instruments, comprehensive individual and group reports, special academic pricing and complimentary Critical Thinking Resources, including: Characteristics of Strong Critical Thinkers based on the Delphi Expert Consensus, Why Measure Quantitative Reasoning (Numeracy), and the Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric (HCTSR).

We invite conference participants to attend the keynote presentation, “Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why Students’ Success Depends on It” by Dr. Carol Ann Gittens, June 8th, 9am – 10:30am.  Conference attendees: be sure to look for the special offer found on the flyer in your conference materials.

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