Academic Praxes: Facilitating Critical Thinking with ICT Tools


Facilitating Critical Thinking with ICT Tools

The digital era and access to the Internet has created many benefits. On the one hand, learners and investigators have access to myriad sources of information and perspective. On the other hand, such access has perpetuated habits of “copying” ideas and/or artifacts without citations or understanding of the progenitor of such materials. In this workshop, we will look at plagiarism practices and share how facilitators can incorporate processes that expect learners to not only recognize and evaluate sources, but to analyze their findings in the interest of authentic contextualization.

Participants will actively immerse themselves in brain-based learning through various structured thinking skills. In so doing, participants will reimagine their course content using this methodology. By the end of the workshop, participants will have plotted out an activity that embodies structured thinking skills utilizing Blackboard tools.

SafeAssign procedures will also be covered.

  • Participants may bring in plagiarism practices to discuss and their own responses to circumvent such habits.
  • Participants must bring in specific learning objectives from their courses and have access or first hand knowledge of current course materials.
  • If participants have already received the hybrid-learning tool kit, they should bring this to the workshop.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Susan D’Aloia (Blackboard Client Success Manager for Asia Pacific) is an interdisciplinary educator and program developer who has worked as a consultant and trainer in the United States, Latin America and Asia. She has taught over 1,000 hours of fully online and blended learning instruction as well as serving as a Department Head and an Associate Director.

In her most recent position as Chair of the English Department at Broward College Vietnam, Susan played an instrumental role designing critical thinking curriculum that addresses plagiarism, authenticity, creativity and autonomy in the virtual world and face time.

*This session is only open to NAFA staff

Thu Sep 8, 2016
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Learning@Library, Wing A, Level 6, NAFA Campus 1
Venue Address
80 Bencoolen Street Singapore
NAFA Teaching & Learning Unit