When Out-of-the-Box is Still In-the-Box: Clichés of Critical and Creative Thinking

Restart J.D

Restart J.D

Wednesday, November 15 at 4 PM - 5:30 PM


Lecture “When Out-of-the-Box is Still In-the-Box: Clichés of Critical and Creative Thinking“ / lector J.D. Mininger, Academic Vice-President, LCC International University

Critical thinking is one of the central learning outcomes touted by many modern universities, and one of the most sought-after skills for modern workers who more and more must adapt to new work models, technology, and environments. But — how do we know critical thinking when we observe and experience it in our students? How do we know we’ve been critically thinking if and when we ourselves do it? Is critical thinking something identifiable and measurable? What is critical thinking, really?! This lecture reflects on if and how it is possible to foster practices of creative and critical thinking that exceed the empty clichés so often applied to them.