Bringing Current Events into the Classroom to Develop Critical Thinking Skills
According to a recent Wall Street Journal article (Belkin, 2017) colleges are failing to improve students’ critical thinking skills and the lack of these skills is the biggest complaint employers have about recent college graduates. This presentation will provide several examples of how current events were used in two business school classes to improve critical thinking skills as well as increase student engagement. During the session, we will discuss ideas for using similar methods in other disciplines as well as identify what constitutes critical thinking skills.
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