Program for the 2010 PDI

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Make Them Think: Revising Library Research Assignments for Powerful Critical Thinking Results
Presenters:
Cathy Cranston
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Library Computer Classroom 1
Description:
Come with ideas. Leave with results. If you would like to find ways to get students to dig deeper for information than a quick Google or database search, come to this session to exchange ideas on how to make them think. Searching for and evaluating information is a cornerstone of lifelong learning. Research based assignments offer an opportunity for both skill building and deep thinking. This session will include time to work on revamping or creating an assignment that could be ready to go for the spring semester!
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to have faculty revise or create an assignment which includes specific information literacy learning outcomes and assessments. Targeted audience: Faculty who have assignments that include library research, or those who would like to add critical thinking components to their course/assignment.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Creative and Critical Thinking Tips and Tools—Incorporate in your _____ (class, work, service, etc.)
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
2010
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Tips, tools, and activities to incorporate into your instruction, lab setting, service, etc. Interactive and hands on, go away from this session with a few new ideas to make you think more/be creative and innovative and help you encourage others to also think more/be creative and innovative (21st Century Skills!)
Goals and Target Audience:
All ages…professors, instructors, grad students, staff, etc. To help all of us be think more, be more creative and innovative. Activities, tips, and tools to facilitate this attempt to incorporate 21st Century Skills into everything we do!