Practical Ideas for Improving Student Learning Through Critical Thinking: Secondary Education
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Practical Ideas for Improving Student Learning Through Critical Thinking: Secondary Education

Bringing critical thinking into the secondary education classroom entails understanding the concepts and principles embedded in critical thinking and then applying those concepts throughout the curriculum. It means developing powerful strategies that emerge when we begin to understand critical thinking. In this workshop, we will focus on strategies for engaging the intellect at the secondary education level. These strategies are powerful and useful because each is a way to routinely engage students in thinking about what they are trying to learn as they are learning. Many of the strategies offer students methods for appropriately analyzing and assessing the ideas they are "receiving" in the schooling process. Each strategy represents a shift of responsibility for learning from teacher to student. These strategies suggest ways to help your students learn to do the (often) hard work of learning. Once students internalize the concepts and principles of critical thinking, they are able to use these tools in all of their courses, and into college and professional life.  


 About Dr Paul Bankes

Paul BankesFor nearly twenty years, Dr. Bankes has played an important leadership role in fostering the Paulian conception of critical thinking in multiple school districts. As a principal, he led the implementation of this critical thinking approach to bring about state-recognized levels of achievement in three different Title I schools – a high school, a middle school, and an elementary school. He helped author the reasoning portion of the Colorado Academic Standards that are based on the Paul-Elder framework. In addition to his administrative experience, Dr. Bankes was an elementary school teacher, continues teaching critical thinking courses at the college level, and is currently serving as a Director on his School Board of Education.



Registration Details

Topic: Practical Ideas for Improving Student Learning Through Critical Thinking: Secondary Education
Target Audience: Secondary School Educators

Date: 11 - 12 March 2021
Time: 8.30am – 11.30am S'pore Time GMT+8
Mode of delivery: via Zoom

Closing date: 19 February 2021

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Webinar Fee: S$120.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same webinar, the discounted fee will be S$100.00 per participant for that particular webinar. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials.

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.

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School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration

If your school or cluster is keen to conduct this as an in-house programme, please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.