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College of Economics and Business Administration (CEBA) 14 December 2023

Critical Thinking for Teaching and Learning: Applying the Quadruple Helix Engagement Model

To help navigate the changing landscape of higher education, the Department of Continues Education and Community Service Department in coordination with the Department of Business Studies, organized a webinar titled “Critical Thinking for Teaching and Learning: Applying the Quadruple Helix Engagement Model” on December 12, 2023, at 11:30 AM through MS Teams.

Hosted by Dr. Abdullah Khalfan Al-Azri, Deputy of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - UTAS Ibra, the academic session brought together a diverse audience from across UTAS branches. He advocated to explore and integrate the quadruple approach into the teaching methodologies taking into consideration the requirements of the industry, government, academia, and civil society.

The seasoned speaker, Dr. Nena Padilla-Valdez, Faculty Peer Review & FDP Coordinator, Centre for Communication Teaching and Learning Universiti Teknologi Brunei, delivered an interactive and engaging presentation on applying the helix engagement model. She underscored the importance of the 21st century critical thinking mindset emphasizing the elements of thoughts, intellectual standards, and traits of mind.

One highlight of the webinar is its interactive approach giving the audience the opportunity to think critically and creatively. Dr. Nena shared best practices to teach critical thinking skills using infusion and immersion approaches. She emphasized that learning is non-linear, students shape their learning through self-organization and self-discovery and does not follow a pre-defined traditional order, thus, as educators and scholars we need to address these challenges and provide a suitable, adaptive, and robust learning environment for the student learners.

The session concluded with a question-and-answer portion and a message from Dr. Abdulla appreciating and thanking the speaker, organizers, and the participants of this academic gathering.

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