SED 533 Teaching Critical and Creative Thinking in Gifted Programs and Classroom Settings
Course Description: This course prepares teachers to increase the levels of critical and creative thinking in their classroom teaching. Includes critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving in education, in regular classrooms, arts/music classrooms and in the education of gifted students. Includes assessment of critical thinking and creativity; social and cultural practices which facilitate or inhibit critical and creative thinking; and classroom practices which stimulate or inhibit critical and creative thinking in students and in teachers. Specific research based teaching strategies will be taught. Participants will complete a common core of instruction, and the appropriate strand of three parallel strands, depending on their expected roles as classroom teachers, teachers in the arts or teachers in gifted programs.Instructor: Helen Nevitt, Ph. D. Dates/Times: Spring 2013, 4 Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Location/Format: Campus/Blended.