it will explore how instructors can create the winning conditions for critical thinking in the classroom in an age when class sizes are growing and students are often distracted by laptops and mobile phones or are overextended due to family obligations and work commitments; and
it will provide instructors with a variety of concrete strategies for encouraging critical thinking and overcoming the challenges associated with it.
Marc Lafrance is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at Concordia University. Lafrance’s areas of teaching and research expertise relate to popular media culture and contemporary cultural theory. He won the Best Professor Award, given out by the Sociology and Anthropology Student Union, in 2009-2010.