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



10 April 2019 Wednesday


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

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.