Foundational: An Introduction to The Fundamentals of Critical Thinking & the Art of Instruction
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Foundational: An Introduction to The Fundamentals of

Critical Thinking & the Art of Instruction

 

Date:

4 April 2019 Thursday

Presenter:

Dr Gerald Noisch, The Foundation for Critical Thinking

Venue:

To Be Advised

Time:

9.00AM to 5.00PM

Closing Date:

26 January 2019 Friday

Fee:

S$550.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$500.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.

Registration:

Click here to register for the workshop

Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. 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.

 

Workshop Description

This is strongly recommended for those who have not previously taken a foundational workshop in critical thinking. It will introduce the basic components of critical thinking, ways to build those components into the design of what you teach, and ways to make that design effective.

We do not understand critical thinking as something additional to content, but rather as integral to it. We focus, therefore, on teaching students to learn not random bits and pieces of information, but systems, organized networks of concepts, active modes of thinking.

Participants Will

  1. Form a basic concept of critical thinking, understanding in general why it is essential to the mastery of content and effective day-to-day problem solving
  2. Form a basic concept of the affective and cognitive principles & strategies essential to critical teaching
  3. Practice using critical thinking in the solution of some everyday problems as well as in the redesign of instructional units.

 

Program Description

The session begins with a general introduction to critical thinking and to its significance not only to the academic but also to the vocational and personal success of students. This first session closes with questions and answers. It is followed by hands-on sessions during which small group activities are used to illustrate the application of various dimensions of critical thinking strategies to instruction as well as to personal life.

Each session is designed to build on the previous sessions and cultivates increasing knowledge of and skill in critical teaching. Specific topics include: the intellectual standards essential to in-depth, higher-order learning; the basic vocabulary of critical thinking; the micro-skills and macro-abilities of critical thinking; the importance of precision in language usage; how to question students Socratically; how to design assignments, activities, and tests that require critical thinking; and how to assess critical thinking skills and abilities.