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)

 

Date:

9 - 10 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:

Click here to register

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.

 

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 the development of these traits in the classroom.

 


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