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Improving Critical Thinking in the Classroom


Dr. Richard Paul dedicated his life to incorporating logical reasoning and critical thinking in every aspect of our lives. His writings have inspired philosophers, educators, and professionals alike. This presentation will introduce Dr. Paul’s conceptual framework of logical reasoning and apply some of those concepts to developing methods of instruction and assessment that improve critical thinking in the classroom.

Sayeed Mehmood
Dr. Sayeed Mehmood

Associate Professor
School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University

Sayeed is an Associate Professor of Natural Resources Economics in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. He moved to Ohio State in July 2017 from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Sayeed received his PhD from Auburn University in Forest Economics and Policy, his MS in Forest Economics from the University of Maine, and his BS from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. In his work he seeks to apply economic and other social science theories to explain human behavior as it relates to natural resources and the environment.

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