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ERIC Number: ED425128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Thinking Skills for Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers in Singapore.
Seng, SeokHoon
The National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore's only teacher training institution, is working toward improved teaching of thinking skills within preservice teacher education. The teaching of thinking skills has always been one feature of NIE preservice programs, though a number of changes have recently been proposed, including integration of thinking skills into the content and delivery of courses and use of recent research and best practices to promote critical and creative thinking. A process-oriented approach to instruction will be emphasized. There will be more emphasis on thinking during the practicum. NIE will initiate research in the area of critical thinking and creativity. The establishment of the Singapore Centre for Teaching Thinking is one initiative that demonstrates NIE's commitment to realizing Singapore's vision of "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation." It's three core activities are teaching/training, development of programs and materials, and research and research dissemination. Inservice training for current teachers will involve a series of workshops during the June and December vacation months. The school curriculum will also be reviewed and revised to encourage development of higher order thinking skills, incorporate technology, emphasize joy of learning and development of habits for continual learning, and reduce content in each area. (Contains nine references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore