Insight Assessment is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning. Hosted by Thomas Edison State University, the conference will be held in Philadelphia June 8-10. Each year, the National Institute provides an intensive learning experience for educators and professionals involved in the assessment of adult and experiential learning. This year the focus will be Perspectives on PLA: Strategies for Student and Institutional Success.
Carol Gittens, Ph.D., Interim Dean, School of Education & Counseling Psychology, will be a keynote speaker. Gittens is the developer of multiple Insight Assessment tools calibrated for measuring the critical thinking skills, numeracy and academic motivation of K-12 students. A well-established scholar who studies the interface of critical thinking, motivation, mathematical reasoning, and academic achievement, Gittens is the co-author of THINK Critically, Facione & Gittens.
Her keynote presentation, Critical Thinking: What it is and Why Students’ Success Depends on it, will focus on teaching for thinking, with specific attention on the learning through inquiry process. Through videos and participatory exercises a working understanding of critical thinking and its importance to learning and living will be developed, with particular attention on adult and non-traditional learners. Core critical thinking skills and habits of mind that support success across the full spectrum of academic and workplace settings will be identified. Strategies for structuring lectures, classroom activities, and assessments (including graded assignments) to promote deep learning and problem solving / decision making skills in the classroom (and in the field) without sacrificing content will be explored.
Insight Assessment is committed to providing the best validated thinking test instruments (including the Transfer and Re-entry Adult Assessment), the most accessible interfaces and the most relevant and actionable metrics so that our customers can achieve their assessment goals. We hope you’ll join us in the discussions at the 2016 National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning.