Teaching Students to Enter, Analyze, and Evaluate Points of View
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Teaching Students to Enter, Analyze, and Evaluate Points of View



9 April 2019 Tuesday


Republic Polytechnic


9.00AM to 5.00PM

Closing Date:

26 January 2019 Friday Extended till 1 March 2019 Friday


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.


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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

The accumulation of knowledge that education at its best represents is not a matter of mindless memorization but of discipline-based thinking that transforms our vision and experience. To see the world historically, sociologically, anthropologically, geologically, biologically, chemically, mathematically--to see the world as a scientist, dramatist, artist, economist---to apprehend the world from different culturally-based points of view---is a crucial and essential part of appreciating the power of thought and knowledge.

No one can master all points of view, but the ability to enter, analyze, and evaluate a point of view in the contexts that demand such thinking is essential for everyone who would successfully deal with an increasingly complex world. This workshop focuses on teaching students how to think within discipline-based, cultural, or conflicting points of view. (Though the day is divided into four sessions, sometimes a session topic will continue into the following session. Each of the sessions is hands-on, with active participation and guided practice at critical thinking.)

Thinking Within Points of View
• Creating lessons and assignments requiring students to enter, analyze, and evaluate relevant points of view.

The Point of View of a Discipline or Subject Matter
• Thinking biologically, historically, mathematically; thinking the way a reasonable, well-informed professional in an area thinks.
• Identifying points of view that are essential to thinking in terms of the content of the course.
• Identifying important connections among concepts within the domain of a discipline.

Developing the Relationship between Point of View and the Skills of Reading Analytically
• Teaching students to read by being able to think in terms of an author's point of view.

Reasoning within Conflicting Points of View
• Developing fairmindedness: identifying and describing "the other side" of issues.
• Developing intellectual empathy: the skills of being able to think within points of view that others hold.