In the summer of 2018, Dr. Matt Bowker, of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, traveled to Singapore, funded by a Fulbright Specialist Grant (US Dept. of State), to deliver three weeks of full-day and half-day faculty workshops and “train-the-trainer” seminars on the subject of facilitating critical thinking.

His host institution, the Singapore Institute of Management, has also asked Dr. Bowker to continue to work with them after his in-country service by developing a diagnostic tool by which first-year and final-year students’ capacities for critical thinking can be assessed.

Dr. Bowker has coordinated with CASTL to deliver an abbreviated form of these workshops to Medaille faculty (on critical thinking and the facilitation of discussion in the classroom) in the 2018-19 academic year.

Any individuals or campus groups who would like to speak with Dr. Bowker or to explore the possibility of hosting a similar workshop may feel free to contact him at

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