IPS0013 - Cultivating Confidence: Classroom Connections

  • This course presents an overview of the necessary foundational process we call confidence building with students. When students lack the foundation of confidence, numerous secondary symptoms occur, often causing great strain on the effectiveness and productivity of teaching and learning in the classroom. Teachers are well aware of how great the classroom environment is for those students who have a sense of confidence. They participate, are motivated, have positive outlooks, willing to venture out, willingness to try new things, and enjoy doing their work and learn. Confidence building with young people is too crucial to leave it up to trial and error. This course seeks to assist teachers in this crucial task. Building confidence in students should be the first responsibility of every teacher, since very little can take place without it. Such responsibility requires a complete understanding of all the pitfalls and options available.

  • At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the key components of self-confidence and why they are important to school and life success
    • Structure a variety of approaches to promoting student self-confidence
    • Identify and create opportunities for the incidental and explicit teaching and development of student self-confidence
    • Foster positive environments that promote student self-confidence.
  • In-class Assignment: Participants will be asked to engage in a brief reflection activity

  • Primary and Secondary level educators and school personnel interested in developing student self-confidence.

  • Date : 12 & 13 September 2018
    Time : 8.30am to 5.30pm
    Venue : National Institute of Education, Tutorial Room 212 (block 2, level 1)

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

    • MOE Participants - $172.20 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
    • Non-MOE Participants - $942.60 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee)

    Tea refreshments will be provided during the workshop.

  • 12 August 2018

    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 Bhavani Silvarajoo


    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.


    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.