As a retired political science instructor, this post struck home.
Troy Headrick’s personal blog can be found at Thinker Boy: Blog & Art.
I’ve been busy in recent days. As many of you may recall, I manage a writing center at a community college in San Antonio, Texas, USA. For a number of reasons, recent weeks at work have been especially stressful. For one, I’ve been tasked with turning our center into a multipurpose learning facility. In other words, we’ll continue to help students with their writing, but we are broadening our horizons by offering additional services. These services include conducting hands-on workshops that help students develop their critical thinking skills. In the past half a month or so, I’ve been creating and offering these workshops to a wide variety of students, and all this has kept me super busy.
This experience of talking with groups of people about thinking and what makes it artful and “critical”—I often tell…
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