Questioning Students and Teaching Students to Question
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Questioning Students and Teaching Students to Question



24 November 2020 Tuesday


To Be Confirmed


9.00AM to 5.00PM

Closing Date:

29 May 2020 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, lunch and tea break.


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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

Critical thinking begins with questioning. Specific topics in the workshop include: questioning to discover the structure of thought, questioning to develop the logic of one's own thought, forms of questioning as modes of thinking, assessing thinking through disciplined questioning, the role of questioning in reading and writing, questioning and the disciplining of the mind. (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 questioning, usually in small groups.)

The Relationship between Questioning and Learning
• Helping students learn to use questioning as an essential part of understanding and internalizing content.
• Teaching students how to use the standards of critical thinking to formulate vital questions.
• Fostering intellectual humility and intellectual courage through the process of questioning.

Strategies for Questioning
• Forming a basic concept of the kinds of questioning strategies that foster the simultaneous development of disciplined thinking and learning.
• Forming a basic concept of how to question students so that they, in turn, analytically question what they read, write, think, and believe.
• Formulating root questions in the disciplines or subject matter areas of the course or class.

The Dynamic Relationship between Factual Knowledge and Skills of Inquiry
• Teaching students how to regard "facts" not as an end to critical thinking, but through guided questioning to use them to begin and develop the process of inquiry.

Obstacles to Questioning
• Identifying habits of thought that serve as obstacles to inquiry.
• Creating strategies for dealing with the challenges of questioning.



What Participants Say...

  • The Theory/Framework to guide thinking.
  • Has inspired me to try new strategies in my class.
  • Great materials.
  • Learnt the different way of asking questions.
  • Clear up some doubts which I had earlier.
  • Thought-provoking, helps me see the fundamental importance of (teaching) critical thinking.
  • Can pick up ideas to promote critical thinking.
  • More mindful about how to ask critical questions.
  • Ideas to try out in my classrooms.
  • I can apply in my subjects and presenter provides valuable tips.
  • Provided a more structured way to give students a framework for questioning.
  • The presenter is very knowledgeable in this area of expertise.
  • How to think of questions to ask.
  • Learning is only achieved through questioning.
  • I have learnt the importance of pupils’ asking questions.
  • Relevant to my specific subject.
  • The Thinker Guides are very useful.
  • Provides good overview & fundamental to the topic on critical thinking.
  • Given ideas for student engagement & questioning for critical thinking.
  • The resources are wonderful.
  • New skills on the art of questioning.
  • Greater awareness of various types of questions to ask and its value in deep understanding.
  • Understand critical thinking & try to get students to ask questions.
  • A list of “standard” questions that I can use in class.
  • Formal structure to think about CT.
  • Giving a framework for CT.
  • Direct application to helping students engage in critical thinking.
  • Clarified some ideas.
  • Creates awareness of what I am already doing and what I can do more to improve learning.
  • The strategies provided are useful in class.