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"Critical Thinking" Organizations to Host International Workshops
Educators and Critical Thinkers to Convene in Berkeley, CA for "Critical Thinking" Workshop
Berkeley, Calif. – On March 22, 2013, educators from around the world will convene for the International Spring Workshops on Critical Thinking, a three-day symposium in Berkeley, California.
The workshop is being hosted by The Center and Foundation for Critical Thinking, two of the oldest critical thinking organizations in the world. Many local and regional educators from the Bay Area are expected to attend the international workshop, which is designed to converge on basic critical thinking principles and to enrich a core concept of critical thinking. The workshop will also offer practical teaching and learning strategies for teachers and administrators, and offer an opportunity for educators from around the world to network with their peers and strengthen the critical thinking community.
Presenters at the workshop will include internationally recognized critical thinking authorities Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder, (visit http://www.criticalthinking.org for biographies). Workshop topics include “Theory of Critical Thinking”, “Fostering Critical Thinking in Higher Education: Practical Strategies”, and “Critical Thinking and the Common Core State Standards”.
More information about the workshops and register information can be found at http://www.criticalthinking.org.
About the Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking
The Center for Critical Thinking was established in 1980 (with the first International Conference on Critical Thinking) by Dr. Richard Paul, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, at Sonoma State University. Paul is considered one of the founders of modern critical thinking, and is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of critical thinking.
The Foundation for Critical Thinking, a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was established in 1990 to integrate the Center’s research and theoretical developments, and to create events and resources designed to help educators improve their instruction. The Foundation’s materials include books, thinker's guides, and videos. The Foundation sponsors the National Academy: Training for Trainers, the International Academy on Critical Thinking and various workshops on critical thinking. The Foundation also works with institutions in designing critical thinking professional development programs.
The Center and Foundation for Critical Thinking receive more than 150,000 unique visits per month to their website, from more than 100 countries. The organizations reach out to educators at all levels, in all subjects and disciplines, and develop curriculum materials to achieve this end. They also develop critical thinking books and guides for people of all ages interested in developing their reasoning abilities. In addition, the organizations sponsor conferences, academies, seminars and workshops in critical thinking. Tens of thousands of educators, government officials, business leaders, home study parents, graduate students (and others) have attended their conferences and workshops since their inception.
To download a color flyer for the Spring Workshops, visit: http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/2013-spring-workshop-color-flyer/1111
For all media inquiries and interviews, contact: Dr. Linda Elder, (707) 878-9100, elder [at] criticalthinking.org