Event Title

Cultivating Critical And Creative Thinking Skills Through Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

Presentation Type

Presentation

Location

Student Life Center 2101

Start Date

10-4-2019 11:05 AM

End Date

10-4-2019 11:30 AM

Abstract

This session explores how educators, researchers, and students can cultivate both critical and creative thinking skills through interdisciplinary undergraduate research.

Description

Successful students must develop critical and creative thinking skills. Throughout time, these skills have been seen as partially related but entirely separate entities (Beyer, 1989). The concept of critical thinking has been researched for many years and has been defined as “the ability to analyze and evaluate information” (Duron et al., 2006, p. 160). Creative thinking, on the other hand, can be defined as “thinking that is novel and that produces ideas that are of value” (Sternberg, 2003, p. 325-326). Since both of these concepts have similar notions, is it possible to effectively combine critical and creative thinking in an undergraduate research project? This session explores how educators, researchers, and students can cultivate both critical and creative thinking skills through interdisciplinary undergraduate research. Audience participants will hear from a faculty member specializing in languages and linguistics and an undergraduate student majoring in biology on the process of designing a research project that incorporates both critical thinking and creative thinking. The combination of interdisciplinarity and the intersection of critical and creative thinking provides a unique opportunity to stimulate both skills to produce distinctive research results.

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Oct 4th, 11:05 AM Oct 4th, 11:30 AM

Cultivating Critical And Creative Thinking Skills Through Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

Student Life Center 2101

This session explores how educators, researchers, and students can cultivate both critical and creative thinking skills through interdisciplinary undergraduate research.