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Public forum will discuss teaching critical thinking

A public forum focusing on how current teaching methods don’t encouragecritical thinking for students will take place tonight in Halifax.

A public forum focusing on how current teaching methods don’t encourage critical thinking for students will take place tonight in Halifax.

Titled No Child Left Thinking – Testing, Accountability, and the Threat to Canadian Democracy, the event features keynote speaker Dr. Joel Westheimer from the University of Ottawa.

Former Nova Scotia Education Minister Jane Purves will be the moderator, with local panelists including Canadian Teachers’ Federation President Mary-Lou Donnelly and April Howe-Diplock, chair of the African Nova Scotia Advisory Committee with the Halifax Regional School Board.

Tonight’s event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Bell Auditorium of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

 
 
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