Disciplinary Landscape — 2018

16 june 2018

The forum brought together scholars, teachers and administrators from leading colleges and universities in different countries to discuss the following issues:

- How does the notion of critical thinking evolve historically, what is its (changing) relationship with the notions of critique, critical thought and disinterested scientific enquiry?

- Can critical thinking thrive in the era of political polarization?

- What does critical thinking involve beyond a set of analytic techniques, such as logic and argument analysis?

- Is developing critical thinking still the major goal of interdisciplinary education and, if so, how can it be taught effectively to contemporary students?

- Does AI and digital technologies challenge us to change the way we conceptualize critical thinking?

- Which lessons from psychology and cognitive science could give us some insights for teaching critical thinking?