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Center for Teaching and Learning


Presented by: Rob Niewoehner (Aerospace)

May 19, 2016 from 1300 to 1630

Pick a subject, any subject. Whether the humanities or science, business or technology, there are always eight elements present when we think about that subject. Recognizing these eight elements provides leverage for both learner and scholar, lecturer and leader.  They’re questions we can ask whether in casual conversation, or Socratic dialog. They’re points we should address whenever we write. They’re the salient features we can distill from anything we read. This half-day workshop will explore the Elements of Thought, one of three components of Richard Paul’s Critical Thinking Model. Exercises will exemplify the use of this tool in reading, writing, speaking, and conversation. The Paul Model has been adopted by a number of Navy and DoD agencies for their workforce. USNA Bonus: every plebe’s taught this material in a critical thinking segment of NL100. Here’s a chance to leverage what mids may (should) already know about the nature of thinking. The workshop will be conducted by Prof  Rob Niewoehner, Aerospace Engineering Dept, and is adapted from similar workshops conducted at dozens of DoD and university sites in the U.S. and abroad.
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