To cultivate critical thinking --
particularly the ability to examine one’s own assumptions.
To cultivate creative thinking --
science and education are wonderfully complicated and complex.
To increase awareness that science
and psychology are alive and ever changing – science requires a
passionate intellect to engage difficult and complex questions
To increase awareness that a good
question is far more valuable to the advancement of knowledge than
an easy answer.
Students learn better when they are
active participants in the learning process and when they are
encouraged to share their viewpoints.
Diversity of opinions are respected
and viewed as invaluable to the learning process.
Teaching technology (e.g., on-line
brain atlases, creating group projects on Sakai).
Writing assignments and tests that
stress course content, writing ability, critical analysis of class
material, & creative thinking.