Critical Thinking Webinar Series with Professor Daniel Rothbart (Session 3)
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
After years of ‘looking in’ from the outside, critical thinking has arrived as a field in its own right; it is now mainstreamed in many areas of inquiry and practice.
This three-part webinar series provides an introduction to the value of critical thinking in academics and the professions. Particular attention is given to the ways in which the critical thinker reflects upon and possibly challenges long-standing assumptions about, for example, what is known about the social world and forms of action should be taken to achieve desirable results. Such challenges pave the way for alternative modes of thinking about familiar topics.
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Session 3 - Critical Thinking in the Applied Professions (March 26, 2012).
This session examines certain assumptions, beliefs, and standards that define certain professional practices - law, nursing, medicine, and conflict resolution. How should the practice be defined? What is its value to the client or society? What are its limitations? What are its value-commitments? And how should the practice be evaluated?
Daniel Rothbart Biography
Daniel Rothbart is professor of conflict analysis and resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. Professor Rothbart has published extensively in the areas of identity-based conflicts, ethics and conflict, conflict theory and philosophy, the causes of protracted violence, and civilians in war. After earning his Ph. D. in philosophy from Washington University, St. Louis, he was a visiting research scholar at Linacre College, Oxford, at Dartmouth College, and at University of Cambridge. In addition to his numerous publications scholarly journals and volume, he chairs the Sudan Task Groups which works towards peacebuilding in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Excelsior College http://www.excelsior.edu is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.