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ICT0419 - Dialogic Argumentation: Development of thinking and expository writing

  • This course will introduce participants to the practice of dialogic argumentation. We explore the theory of how social argumentation mirrors individual thinking and is thus a productive path to developing 21st century dispositions and thinking values. The curriculum is a structured approach designed to help students debate broad issues represented by 2 opposing perspectives. Research evidence shows that repeated practice of dialogic argumentation improves students’ expository essay writing which requires the high level ability to integrate multiple perspectives and evidence. Participants will engage in dialogic argumentation with each other in order to better understand the argumentation process. Time will also be set aside for participants to discuss issues of implementation in the classroom.

  • Participants will understand the theory underlying dialogic argumentation and experience the process themselves. Participants will discuss with others in the workshop how they may implement this pedagogy in their respective schools.

    1. Arguing to Learn
    2. The Curriculum in broad view
    3. The Curriculum Session by Session
    4. Developing Argumentative writing
    5. Assessing outcomes 
    6. Implementation issues in the school
  • All teachers

  • Nil

  • Date : 21 & 22 November 2017
    Time : 9.00am - 4.00pm (12 hours)
    Venue : National Institute of Education

    Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances.

    • MOE Participants - $129.40 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
    • Non MOE Participants - $964.00 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee)
  • 24 October 2017
    Extended to14 November 2017 

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • E-Register here.

    *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.

  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course.


    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque

    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to: Office of Graduate Studies
    and Professional Learning
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk, S(637616 )
    Attn: Ms Nadia Kamal

    Notification

    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.

    Instructor

    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.

  • Ms Nadia Kamal
    Tel: 6790 3787
    (for enquiries on course administration)