This workshop helps you understand the importance of critical thinking and problem solving skills for students at higher education. It will help you enhance your lessons with strategies to incorporate critical thinking into your lesson plans.

Learning Outcome

At the end of programme, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge of brain development and gender differences to improve student learning in the classroom
  • Design lesson plans that incorporate critical thinking skills
  • Apply critical thinking skills in solving problems

Who May Attend

For lecturers, teachers, trainers and administrators in education institutions who are directly or indirectly involved in the teaching and learning environment.

SectionsContents
Section 1How does your brain work?
Section 2The psychosocial theory of development and how it relates to brain development
Section 3Gender differences
Section 4What is critical thinking
Section 5Incorporating critical thinking into lesson plans
Section 6Thinking: the foundation of critical and creative learning in the classroom
Section 7Strategies for teaching critical thinking

Facilitator

Dr Choy Siew Chee has over 25 years of experience teaching College-level students in Malaysia and USA. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry & Biology, a Masters in Education (Guidance Counseling & Science Education) from Campbell University, USA, and a PhD in Education Psychology from the University of Exeter, UK.

Dr Choy currently heads the Perak Campus of TAR University College. She is a key facilitator and trainer on Teacher Development Workshops organised by TAR University College. Her research interests are on students’ perceptions and attitudes towards learning. She is a regular contributor of articles to international educational journals. Dr Choy has co-authored a book on Exploring Professional Development for Educators and has also presented numerous papers at education seminars and International Conferences.