USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 8 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Developing Critical Thinking Skills by Examining Assumptions behind Some Typical Preservice Teacher's Questions and Responses in an Elementary Math Methods Course

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Ramakrishnan Menon

Preservice teachers taking elementary math methods courses generally ask and respond to questions without critically examining the underlying assumptions behind their questions/responses. Examples of how such questions/responses have been used to encourage critical thinking will be discussed. Also, real life examples where math can be used to critically analyze media statements and/or advertisements will be discussed. The benefits of critical thinking will be shown to help not only in math, but also help one to become a more informed citizen.

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Ramakrishnan Menon

Professor, Math Ed, Georgia Gwinnett College

Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
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