Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking across the Curriculum:​Defining “Critical” in the 21st Century

deadline for submissions: 
July 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

**Deadline extended to July 30th, 2018**

The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking will host our Sixth Annual conference at Berkeley College:

Midtown Manhattan, New York on Friday, October 19, 2018.

The objective of this year’s conference is an investigation of the meaning and framing of the term “critical” as we move from the 20th century into the 21st, an era marked by an eroding valuation of authority, truncated content, and propagation of misinformation. What does critical thinking mean, what does it replace or is it replaced by, how do we use the term, and how does it encode and is already encoded in our minds, practices, and pedagogies? How should higher education uphold and stimulate the democratic ideology of critical thinking, engage in intellectual freedom, and also yet function as a gatekeeper against misinformation and irrationality?

We invite proposals from all fields--, open to all faculty, graduate students, administration, associates (library, academic support, tech support, etc.)-- our focus is improving higher education, critical thinking in and out of the classroom, pedagogical observation and introspection.

Please send your abstracts to ccrwt@berkeleycollege.edu. 200-500 words. The deadline for submissions has been extended to July 30, 2018. 

Visit ccrwt.weebly.com to learn more.