Centre for Teaching and Learning

Identifying Challenges in Writing Across Borders Workshop Series: Critical Thinking

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Critical thinking is highly valued at Queen’s University. In many disciplines, it is considered the basics for academic writing. Coming from diverse cultural, educational, and linguistic backgrounds, international students often experience obstacles practicing critical thinking in written assignments, thus are regarded as unable to think critically. Contrary to this stereotype, this workshop explores why international students tend to project seemingly weaker critical thinking in English academic writing through a cultural perspective.

Series Description

This workshop series is designed to help educators explore cultural influence in academic writing, critical thinking, and academic integrity which are topics international students identified as the most challenging in their studies. Within each session, participants will reflect on critical questions with regard to respective topic, identify teaching strategies to help students overcome associated challenges, and attend a panel Q&A component for further questions, resources, and conversations.


Registration open through Wednesday, October 6, 2021


Johanna Amos, Student Academic Success Services (SASS); Lydia Skulstad, Student Academic Success Services (SASS); Yiyi He (PhD Candidate) Cultural Studies; Yunyi Chen, Centre for Teaching and Learning


Virtual - Zoom