Dr Roy van den Brink-Budgen
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Dr Roy van den Brink-Budgen


Dr Roy van den Brink-Budgen has been working in the area of Critical Thinking for twenty-six years, 18 of which he worked on the development of assessment materials not only in Critical Thinking but also other thinking skills. He was employed by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate for part of this time, developing assessments in both ‘Critical Thinking’ and ‘Communication’ as part of a Thinking Skills assessment programme. Roy was also employed as the Chief Examiner for the British GCE 'A'-Level subject in "Critical Thinking" between its inception in 1999 until 2005.

Having taught the subject for seventeen years to a diverse variety of groups and ages, ranging from primary children to higher education students and even prison inmates, Roy has brought the subject to a wider audience of teachers as well as students than anyone else in the UK. He is currently Consultant in Critical thinking to the University of Brunel Able Children's Centre.

Dr Roy has also delivered papers and workshops at various UK and international conferences on Thinking.

First published in 1996, his book "Critical Thinking for Students" was a pioneering piece of work in the fact that unlike other literary resources on Critical Thinking that catered to the niche of university undergraduates, his book was tailored to benefit a wide range of students. Dr Roy's educational resources are not only limited to his books on the subject, and are now widely used in many countries around the world.

 

Courses Available:
1. Critical thinking for Students
2. Critical Thinking for Teachers & Educators

 


Course Synopsis:

Critical thinking for Students
For Primary, Secondary, JC & Tertiary Students (throughout the age-range), we can provide half- or full-day sessions developing Critical Thinking skills. Courses can include all or some of the following:

  • Introductory sessions on Critical Thinking
  • Sessions on specific skills (for example, inference) and/or sets of skills
    • Looking at the status of claims
    • Looking for possible explanations
    • Posing problems
    • Judging the value of information
    • Drawing possible inferences
    • Looking at the credibility of information
    • Producing well-organised arguments
    • Sessions on linking Critical Thinking to their own subjects
  • Summer Schools

To find out more about the above courses, or to engage us to conduct a session for your organization, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Critical Thinking for Teachers & Educators
For Teachers and Educators, Roy van den Brink-Budgen brings unrivalled experience in staff training for Critical Thinking – he has more experience in such training in the UK than anyone else. He has also worked extensively with teachers from many schools and educational institutions in Singapore. Courses can include some or all of the following:

  • Introductory sessions for teachers new to the subject
  • Whole-staff sessions on Critical Thinking within and across the curriculum
  • Looking at new materials and strategies for experienced teachers of the subject
  • Developing new materials for Critical Thinking
  • The Creativity of Critical Thinking

To find out more about the above courses, or to engage us to conduct a session for your organization, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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