To foster higher-order thinking skills through games and teamwork.
To reinforce positive social skills.
This course aims to foster young children’s higher order thinking skills (H.O.T.) through games in which they understand facts, categorize facts or concrete items, apply facts as we search for solutions to hypothesis, and put together facts or items in creative ways (Anderson, et al., 2001). Students will work in pairs or small teams to solve problems and work towards a common goal. Such cooperative learning will help develop students’ speaking and listening skills, interdependence, and positive social skills.
Target Participants / Prerequisite
Students completed K2-K3 who are interested in learning higher order thinking skills are welcome.
Dr. Joey CHUA
Born and raised in Singapore, Joey has taught dance to academically gifted students at the annual camp organized by the Gifted Education Branch in Singapore. Curious about the different cultures in the world, Joey has travelled to exotic places like Soweto in South Africa, and the Nordic countries like Sweden and Finland, and taught dance to schoolchildren there. Determined to help students transform their potential into talent, Joey actively engages in research and rely on robust empirical findings to improve her pedagogical skills. A fervent practitioner, Joey has performed in international festivals such as Dance Umbrella, Seoul International Dance Festival, da:ns festival, and more recently, at the M1 Fringe Festival in 2017.
Medium of Instruction
此課程著重通過遊戲中對事實的理解、分類、假設及創意應用，培養學生的高階思維(H.O.T) (Anderson, et al., 2001)。同學在組隊的條件下，透過共同朝向同一目標及一同解難，提高自身口語及聽力等級、相互依賴性和正向社交技能。
蔡寶玉博士於新加坡出生及長大，曾於Gifted Education Branch in Singapore舉辦之年度營中， 把舞蹈教導予學術方面資優之兒童，她對於世界上不同文化富有好奇心，曾到很多特別國家如南非的索韋托、瑞典及芬蘭等，及教導當地的學童舞蹈。她立志於幫助學生將其潛能發展成才華，並活躍於研究及應用其實證研究結果以增進她的教學技能(Chua, 2016a)。她熱愛實踐，曾於不同國際藝術節如Dance Umbrella、首爾國際舞蹈節、Da:ns Festival 及較近期的Fringe Festival 2017。
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