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TEDxDeadSea - James Garrett & Shaylyn Romney Garrett - Teaching Critical Thinking in the Middle East

James Garrett and Shaylyn Romney Garrett are American Peace Corps Volunteers who have been living in Salt, Jordan for the past eighteen months. Shaylyn teaches English in a government girls' school and James works with boys in an after-school government youth center. They are committed educators whose work in Jordan has focused on promoting critical and creative thinking. Their curriculum, called "Brain Camp," is an educational intervention that focuses on building eight critical thinking skills with the aim of equipping the rising generation of Jordanians to become creative and effective problem solvers. About TEDx x=independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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