Critical Writing
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Critical Writing

 

Dates:

31 May - 1 June 2021 (2 half-days)

Mode of delivery:

via Zoom

Time:

8.30 am to 11.30 am (Singapore time GMT+8)

Closing Date:

30 April 2021 Friday

Fee:

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

Registration:

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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

The main goal of the workshop is to lay the groundwork for teaching students how to write significant papers that are built on, and permeated by, substantive critical thinking. The paper in question can be one specifically in a class on writing, but it can equally be one for a class in a field, discipline, or subject matter. A major part of this goal is to teach students to learn how to reason their way through the essential aspects of writing a critical paper. The workshop will follow the model in Gerald Nosich, Critical Writing: A Guide to Writing a Paper Using the Concepts and Processes of Critical Thinking (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming, March 2021).

In the sessions, participants will work through all the essential parts of writing a significant paper as a student would. These include:

  • how to construct a thesis statement and the other main points that constitute the structure of the paper;
  • how to make points clear—not just grammatically or stylistically but also how to clearly convey ideas to an audience;
  • how to write the actual paragraphs that make up the body of the paper;
  • how to engage in productive research in a planned, self-directed way;
  • how to find weak points in the paper and address them fairmindedly;
  • how to enhance and expand the paper using Socratic questioning.

 

Target Audience: Teachers teaching General Paper at GCE "A" Level and IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) as well as lecturers from Institutes of Higher Learning. 


 

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 Nosich in action

 


 

Upcoming Online Workshops by Dr Gerald Nosich

Dates

Singapore Time GMT+8

Topic

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31 May - 1 June 2021

830am to 1130am on both days

Critical Writing

Zoom

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3 - 4 June 2021

830am to 1130am on both days

Foundational: An Introduction to The Fundamentals of Critical Thinking & the Art of Instruction

Zoom

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10 – 11 June 2021

830am to 1130am on both days

Teaching Students to Think Through the Content of the Course or Discipline

Zoom

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14 – 15 June 2021

830am to 1130am on both days

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

Zoom

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21 – 22 June 2021

830am to 1130am on both days

Critical Thinking and the Process of Assessment

Zoom

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6 – 7 September 2021

830am to 1130am on both days

Inquiry-Based Learning

Zoom

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8 - 9 November 2021

830am to 1130am on both days

Teaching Students to Enter, Analyze, and Evaluate Points of View

Zoom

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11 – 12 November 2021

830am to 1130am on both days

Questioning Students and Teaching Students to Question

Zoom

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