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

 

Date:

10 April 2019 Wednesday

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

The session begins with a general introduction into the interrelation of questioning and learning and why it is essential to pose questions in order to master content and discipline the mind. This first session closes with questions and answers.

It is followed by 3 or 7 hands-on sessions (depending upon whether it is a one or two-day session) which focus on small group activities.

The second session focuses on critical reading (with a practice passage supplied by the presenter).

The third session demonstrates how the basic elements of thought (purpose or goal, problem or question at issue, assumptions, data or facts, concepts and theory, implications and consequences, alternative points of view) can each be made the focus of questions.

Each session thereafter is designed to build on the previous sessions and involves

  1. directed practice in Socratic questioning and
  2. the design of assignments, activities and assessment tools for same. Specific topics 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.

Participants Will

  1. form a basic concept of the interrelation of questioning and learning and a general understanding of why it is essential to question in order to master content and discipline the mind;
  2. form a basic concept of the kinds of questioning strategies that foster the simultaneous development of disciplined thinking and learning;
  3. form a basic concept of how to question students so that they, in turn, analytically question what they read, write, think, and believe.