Teaching Critical Thinking
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Open Workshop: 

Teaching Critical Thinking

Date: 26 October 2015, Monday

Venue: To be confirmed

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Workshop Synopsis

This full-day course will explain the skills of Critical Thinking and will show teachers how they can teach them in the classroom. Participants will therefore look at analysing, evaluating, and producing arguments. It will provide a number of strategies for effective teaching as well as providing many materials (and ideas for producing more materials) that can be used with students.


Learning Outcomes
Participants will:

  • Learners should be able to explain how drawing inferences from claims can be problematic.
  • Learners should be able to use material to generate examples of possible explanations for claims of evidence (including statistical and historical claims).
  • Learners should be able to analyse the sequence of reasoning in argumentation.
  • Learners should be able to use different models for teaching the analysis of argument.
  • Learners should be able to teach students how to identify assumptions in argument.
  • Learners should be able to teach students how to evaluate arguments for strength and weakness.
  • Learners should be able to teach students to produce well-organised arguments.
  • Learners should be able to use a range of material to teach Critical Thinking.
  • earners should be able to create a range of material to teach Critical Thinking.


Workshop Highlights:

  • Introducing students to the skills of Critical Thinking
  • Teaching the skills of argument analysis
  • Teaching the skills of evaluation of argument
  • Teaching the skills of production of argument
  • Using and producing resources


Target Audience
Classroom teachers of all levels, staff developers, teachers of leadership programs and institutes, and leaders of school systems

069About the Trainer - Dr Roy van den Brink-Budgen
Dr Roy van den Brink-Budgen has worked in the field of Critical Thinking for twenty-six years, and has taught the subject to many thousands of both teachers and students (from primary to postgraduate), and in business contexts. His books and other learning materials are used in many countries in the world. He was employed by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate for eighteen years, developing assessments in both ‘Critical Thinking’ and ‘Communication’ as part of a Thinking Skills assessment programme.

Roy has also employed as the Chief Examiner for the British GCE ‘A’-Level subject in “Critical Thinking” between its inception and administration from 1999 to 2005. Having taught the subject for fifteen 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. 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, are now widely used in many countries around the world.

Click here to view Dr Roy's videos on The Skills of Critical Thinking & Critical Thinking - Issues of Training and Creativity


Information on Registration

Workshop Fee for Open Workshop

S$250.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$200.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch

Click here to register online for the workshop

Closing date: 31 July 2015, Friday


School/Cluster Based Workshop Registration
Dates available for booking: 28, 29, 30 October 2015

Please contact Joseph Loy at tel: (65) 6363 0330 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on the cost of engaging the trainer to deliver the workshop.

Please indicate your preferred date in the School/Cluster-Based Registration Form but this is subject to availability.

The school/cluster will need to provide the venue, refreshments, logistics, materials and printing of handouts.

Click here to download the School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration Form.


Other Information

  • Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. Register early to avoid disappointment.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees.
  • The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.
  • Principals Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course/seminar due to unforeseen circumstances or if the workshop registration fall below 30pax.
  • Principals Academy also has the right to reject any registration.
  • A full refund of the workshop fee will be made in the event of cancellation or postponement by the organiser.