HOW TO BRING CRITICAL THINKING INTO LIFE IN THE ACADEMIA is an international and multidisciplinary 1-year Workshop providing a unique opportunity to gain new understanding and foster critical thinking in teaching and research in the Academia.
The Workshop is built around enthusiastic, appraised and well-known guest lecturers who will provide presentations in various areas related to critical thinking. To involve all the participants in the process, dynamic group-work and non-formal ways of learning are used in addition. During the process participants will engage in the following questions:
- What does it mean to be critical in the Academia?
- What are the conditions that foster critical thinking?
- How can critical thinking be put into work in teaching and research?
To enroll, please send a 500 words description of your research and/or main interest to Katariina Mertanen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 16.8.2013. Please also explain why this Workshop is important to you and how you will engage with the whole process.
Programme:Session 1, 19th September 2013 - Critical Thinking as a Powerful Process
Opening Words - The Power of Critical Thinking
Docent Kristiina Brunila, University of Helsinki
Criticality as a Process
Docent Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret, University of Helsinki
Cultivating Intellectual Independence: Getting the balance right between knowledge and
Professor Frank Furedi, University of Kent
Session 2, 25TH Oc tober 2013 - Reading the World through Other Eyes
Ethical Internationalism in Higher Education: Diss ent, intelligibility and solidarity
Professor Vanessa de Oliveira, University of Oulu/University of Alberta &
Professor Lisa Taylor, Bishop's University.
Discussing Privilege. Challenges and Pitfalls
Professor Ina Kerner, Humboldt University
Session 3, 31ST January 2014 - Education, Knowledge and Power
What Might Foucault Teach Us about Teaching in Higher Education?
Professor Andreas Fejes, Linköping University
Reflections on Feminist Knowledge and Politics for Critical Thinking
Academy Fellow Researcher Johanna Kantola, University of Helsinki
Session 4, 4TH Ap ril 2014 - Pedagogical Encounters
The Spectacle of (De)Composing Data
Professor Liz Jones and Dr. Rachel Holmes, Manchester Metropolitan University
The Art of Deconstruction in Teaching
Professor Päivi Naskali, University of Lapland
Session 5, May 2014 - Bringing Critical Thinking into Life in the Academia
Presentations of the participants
Workshop sessions take place at Minervatori, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A, Helsinki. The final workshop takes place in Suomenlinna. All sessions begin at 10 am and last ‘till 3 pm.