Foundational Workshop on Critical Thinking and Teaching for Critical Thinking (for Institutes of Higher Learning)
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Foundational Workshop on Critical Thinking and Teaching for Critical Thinking

(for Institutes of Higher Learning)



26 November 2020 Thursday


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

After the first introductory session, all sessions are strongly participatory. Participants, sometimes individually, sometimes in groups, will be applying central concepts and processes of critical thinking to their own classes, their own disciplines, with their own students in mind.

There are four sessions during the day. Each is 75 to 90 minutes long. There is a 15-minute break between the two sessions in the morning and again between the two sessions in the afternoon. Ideally, there is an hour for lunch, from noon until 1 p.m.


Session 1. An introduction to critical thinking that focuses on two questions:

  • What is Critical Thinking? (including, What is it to think critically within a field, discipline or subject matter?)
  • Why should we teach for it?
  • Questions and concerns about critical thinking and teaching for critical thinking


Session 2. The Elements of Reasoning

  • The elements are the nuts and bolts of critical thinking . Participants will use the elements to analyze an important question or problem their students need to think through in their classes.
  • Reflection on how the elements can be used in assessment, in group discussion, in analytic reading, in critical writing, in assignments.

Session 3
. The Standards of Critical Thinking

  • Participants will practice clarifying, using SEE-I as a strategy.
  • Participants will discuss the role standards play in critical thinking

Session 4
. The Affective Dimension of Critical Thinking.

Being a critical thinker involves cultivating intellectual traits of mind, such as intellectual humility, intellectual courage, and intellectual perseverance. In this session, participants will

  • work on gaining a deeper understanding of these traits
  • identify some of the consequences these traits have for learning and thinking
  • generate strategies to promote development of these traits in the classroom.