To understand the cognitive processes that underlie a deep understanding for thinking in a specific discipline.
Teaching thinking and problem solving is an important aim of higher education. It is of equal importance to the mastery of disciplinary content knowledge, and, in fact, impacts on how well a student will understand that knowledge. Disciplines, however, differ in the way that they structure, produce and validate knowledge. Participants will create a taxonomy or framework for thinking and learning in their particular discipline and examine all issues of instructional practice, assessment, and institutional support that educators need to foster the active teaching of skillful thinking to all students.