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 The Institute of Development and Education for Africa (IDEA), Inc. Hails the 31st Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking 
July 25, 2011

IDEA congratulates the organizers of the 31st Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking that will be held near University of California at Berkeley from July 25 to July 28, 2011. 

From the brochure announcing the conference, here is a brief agenda of the 31st Annual International conference on Critical Thinking:

For more than a quarter century, we have emphasized the importance of fostering fair-minded critical thinking in instruction. We are committed to a clear and substantive concept of critical thinking (rather than one that is loosely defined); a concept that interfaces well with the disciplines, that applies directly to the needs of everyday and professional life, that emphasizes the affective as well as the cognitive dimensions of thought. We advocate a concept of critical thinking that organizes instruction in every subject area at every educational level. 

Thirty one years ago we held the first conference on critical thinking in the world. We hope you can join us for all six days of this year’s conference. Some session titles include:

• Teaching Students to think critically within a field of discipline
• Developing substantive approach to Socratic questioning through critical thinking 
• The art of close reading and substantive writing 
• What are intellectual traits and how does one tech for them?
• The role of administration in creating critical thinking communities
• Using the tools of critical thinking to teach students how to study and learn
• Using peer review on a typical day to foster substantive critical thinking
• Teaching students fundamental and powerful concepts.

For further information and questions on the 31st Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking, please visit www.criticalthinking.org or call 800-833-3645