Higher Education Workshop in Prague – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Higher Education Workshop in Prague

In early January, Charles Temple, professor of education, and Scott Brophy, professor of philosophy, conducted a train-the-trainer workshop in Prague, on methods of teaching for active and learning and critical thinking in university classes. The workshop was attended by faculty from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia. Much of the workshop focused on the design of courses, and the participants were delighted to receive syllabi that were contributed by several HWS faculty members. Follow-up workshops are planned for later this year in Russia and Slovenia, as an expression of a new parnership between the Soros Foundation's Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Project (www.rwct.org) and the Civic Education Project (www.cep.org.hu).