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Steve Joordens on Critical Thinking
Steve Joordens from the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto Scarborough presents his competition lecture entitled You Can Lead Students to Knowledge, But How Do You Make Them Think?
2010 | Department of Psychology – University of Toronto Scarborough Steve Joordens is a full professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He teaches a 1500 student Introductory Psychology course, and has won a number of awards for his teaching and teaching innovations including a Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award and the 2009 National Technology Innovation Award. In collaboration with his Ph.D. student, Dwayne Pare, he created peerScholar (www.peerScholar.com) an online application that supports the development of critical thinking and clear communication skills. In addition to his research on teaching and technology, he also conducts research on Human Memory and Consciousness, and has written papers and given talks on the Ethics of Animal Research. When not in the classroom or the lab, you might find him playing with his band Delusions of Grandeur at venues in Toronto.
What the students say:
“Professor Joordens is an engaging teacher whose love for what he does shows in the innovative ways he engages students’ attention and interest in the subject matter. He is also very accessible, which is an important factor for any student attempting to understand the fundamentals of their field beyond what the the textbooks say.”