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

and Evaluate Points of View

 

Date:

26 - 27 Nov 2020 (2 half-days)

Mode of delivery:

via Zoom

Time:

8.30 am to 11.30 am (Singapore time GMT+8)

Closing Date:

16 October 2020 Friday

Fee:

S$350.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$300.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials.

Registration:

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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.

 


 

What Participants Said...

  • Very applicable to my work.
  • New strategies to check students’ understanding & encourage critical thinking.
  • It frames my understanding of critical thought and applies it to my discipline.
  • Practical tools pedagogy I can use in the classroom.
  • Good strategies for the General paper classroom.
  • Perspective-taking.
  • Applicable in using the methods to teach my students.
  • SEE-I to get students to think and express ideas clearly.
  • There is a variety of examples where different disciplines are introduced.
  • A reminder of the elements of PWR.

 


 

About the Presenter: Dr. Gerald Nosich

Gerald NoischDr. Gerald Nosich is a noted authority on critical thinking and has given more than 250 workshops on all aspects of teaching critical thinking. Since the mid-1980s he has become committed to teaching critical thinking across the curriculum. He is convinced that the only way for students to learn a subject matter is to think their way through it. He is the author of Reasons and Arguments (Wadsworth, 1982).  His second book, Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum, has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.

 

Dr. Nosich has given workshops for instructors at all levels of education in Singapore, the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Lithuania, Austria, and Germany.  He has worked with the U.S. Department of Education on a project for National Assessment of Higher Order Thinking Skills; given teleconferences sponsored by PBS and Starlink on teaching critical thinking within subject-matter courses; served as a consultant/evaluator for SACS Accreditation of programs at various colleges and universities emphasizing critical thinking; and has been featured as a Noted Scholar at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of numerous articles, audio and video tapes on critical thinking. He has been Assistant Director at the Center for Critical Thinking at Sonoma State University, and is an associate of the Center and the Foundation for Critical Thinking.  Dr. Nosich is Professor Emeritus at Buffalo State College in NY, and Professor Emeritus at the University of New Orleans.

 

Dr. Nosich has not only focused on teaching critical thinking skills in subject-specific areas, but is also adept at teaching critical thinking across the curriculum.  Dr. Nosich is a witty presenter whose down-to-earth sense of humor adds spice to his practical insights.

Click here to watch Dr Noisch in action