Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm, Library West 212 (Scott Nygren Scholars Studio)
informed and discerning citizenry responsive to reasoned argument is
essential for the proper functioning of a democracy. Yet, we know (and
studies broadly corroborate) that reasoning skills, even among the
college educated, remain underdeveloped. However, developments in
computer technology have provided new tools and strategies for teaching
critical thinking skills. In
this DHWG Meet-Up, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of
teaching fundamental, practical reasoning skills with technological
tools. This discussion will be based on a course currently being taught
in the Philosophy department — a pilot course called “Reasoning” that
students are saying absolutely everybody should take.
UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and
library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to
discuss current topics at the intersection of digital technologies and
the humanities and support each other in project development. The
2016-17 meet-ups will explore the relationship between the "public" and
the digital. These informal gatherings are open to anyone at any level
of interest or expertise. Come join us for sharing and discussion!
For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF and to join the DHWG, see the DHWG webpage.