Where Thinking and Learning Meet

Workshop Description


If it is our intention to see an increase in student levels of engagement; and levels of high school retention; an improvement in student standards; and see learners skilled and ready to contribute to their world, then we have to rethink what we are doing, and how we are doing what we are doing, in our schools.

We’ve got to teach our kids how to think and how to learn. We’ve got to make intellectual rigour, depth of knowledge and understanding, as well as authentic, relevant and purposeful curriculum and instruction our priorities. We’ve got to change the way learning opportunities are planned, designed, implemented, assessed and evaluated.

This workshop invites participants to examine current beliefs and practice. It focuses on ‘BIG picture’ pedagogy as it relates to the explicit and visible teaching of learning through process and thinking through the use of thinking tools and strategies and micro learning processes. The comprehensive, explicit and visible infusion of thinking into the learning process provides the building blocks for deep learning. It enables and empowers learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of how they learn and how they think so that independence, self directed, rigorous agency can become a reality.

This workshop offers a fresh and practical approach to re-thinking and re-engineering how teachers teach and how learners learn.

Learning Intentions

• explore what it means to teach our learners HOW to learn through an explicit process that mirrors the way learning occurs in the ‘real world’

• explore what it means to teach our learners HOW to think

• explore the relationship between thinking and learning and discover practical frameworks that will enable and empower learners to take control of both their learning and their thinking

• explore what it means to engage learners in authentic, personally relevant, rigorous learning opportunities that address curriculum mandates

•develop your knowledge and understanding of what it means to think critically versus what it means to think creatively; and explore the relationship between these sought after skills


• explore the diversity of critical thinking skills needed by our learners; and explore the relationships that exist between these skills


• explore the diversity of creative thinking skills needed by our learners; and explore the relationships that exist between these skills

• develop your practical knowledge of a wide variety of thinking tools that will deliberately and strategically promote the ‘skillful’ development of critical and creative thinking skills – a first step toward ‘deep thinking for deep learning’

• explore how you can enable and empower the learners in your school to take over the responsibility for their cognitive development


Target Audience: Teachers (all grades), Instructional Coaches, Allied Educators and School Leaders

Course Registration Details

Presenter: Ms Lane Clark

Date: 4 to 5 November 2020, Wednesday & Thursday (2-day workshop)

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Held in Singapore (workshop venue to be advised)


Early Bird: S$600nett per participant (till 31 August 2020)

Standard: S$800nett per participant (from 01 September 2020)

Group Discount: S$50 off per participant if 3 or more from same organisation register for same workshop
Fees are inclusive of 1 lunch and 1 coffee/tea break per day

Closing Date: 30 September 2020

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  1. A place will be reserved for you upon receipt of your registration.

  2. Registrations should be sent at least 14 days before course date.

  3. A confirmation email will be sent to you 14 days before the course.

For Payment

  1. An e-invoice will be generated and email to you. Payments are to be made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

  2. Payment is required to be made in full at least two weeks before the commencement of the workshop.

  3. Please make your payment either by cheque or GIRO upon receiving our invoice.

  4. All cheques should be crossed and made payable to "Illumien Asia Pte Ltd " with the invoice no. indicated on the back of the cheque.

  5. Any bank charges incurred as a result of bank/telegraphic transfers will have to be borne by the school/organization.

  6. Fees are inclusive of course materials, certificate of accomplishment, buffet lunch & 1 tea break.

Withdrawals / No-Show
For any withdrawals or cancellation, participants will be subjected to the following charges:

Notice Period & Withdrawal / Cancellation Charge

More than 14 days - 50% of course fee

Less than 14 days - 100% of course fee

Less than 3 working days or No-Show - 100% of course fee

Illumien Asia reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will receive full refund.

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