Workshop / Seminar on Pedagogy For HOT.

Duration : 2 days (Each Stage)

Method of Presentation : Workshop and Seminar

Language : Malay & English

Target Country :  National & International

Target Audience : Postgraduate students, teachers, educators, SIC+, SIP, head of schools and academicians

Fees : RM150 to RM380


This is a great and unique seminar in the sense that participants will be exposed to three pedagogical approaches such as Problem Solving, Thinking-based learning (TBL) and Thinking Routines. With these approaches, teachers educators and researchers would be able to view teaching and learning in a broader perpectives with flexible application in almost all disciplines.

The fact is that HOT skills cannot be effectively developed among learners simply through HOT questions. We believe that pedagogy must be aligned with assessment. The lack of knowledge in pedagogy especially in making thinking visible both to the learners and teachers / lecturers has been cited as the main problem that hinders the development of HOT skills among learners. The three pegadogical approaches will certainly help teachers / lecturers to view pedagogy in a broader perspectives to effectively develop, infuse and integrate HOT skills among learners and at the same time develop a culture of thinking among them. The program will certainly benefit the participants greatly as researchers and educators that need to constantly learn new knowledge and develop cultures of thinking to pave the way for innovative research work in one’s field of interest. Researchers and educators are learners themselves and as Professor Emeritus David Perkins (Harvard graduate School of Education) said 'Learning is a consequence of thinking' and as new knowledge are created we need to be reflective and critical about what we have learned and what we are learning and as Socrates said 'The unexamined life is not worth living'.

Seminar Contents

  1. Thinking – What is Thinking

  2. Ways of Thinking – Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Reflective Thinking, Lateral Thinking, Mathematical Thinking and Scientific Thinking.

  3. What is Visible Thinking and Cultures Of Thinking?

  4. Pedagogical Knowledge  – TBL, Problem Solving, Thinking Routine and How are they related to PBL and Project-Based Learning

  5. Application of HOT in education and real life

  6. Infusion Of Critical and Creative Thinking into content instructions through TBL and Problem Solving and integrating HOT through Thinking Routines.

  7. Cognition and Metacognition

  8. A look at assessment

  9. How to align educational objectives, pedagogy and assessment through HOT.

Seminar Objectives

  1. To develop Higher-order thinking(HOT) among participants so that it can be applied in teaching, learning and real life.

  2. To guide the participants on how to infuse and integrate critical and creative thinking (HOT) into content instruction and to develop a culture of thinking among students and society through various pedagogical approaches such as Problem Solving, Thinking-based learning and Thinking Routines.

  3. To provide an opportunity for the participants to view 21st century learning in a broader perspectives.

  4. To guide the participants on how to align pedagogy with assessment.

Benefits of the Seminar

  1. Participants will be able to think critically not only to improve the thinking of others including their students, but also to keep monitoring their own thinking and progress and thus, could improve the quality of their minds.

  2. Participants will have a better idea on how to infuse and integrate critical and creative thinking into content instruction in various disciplines.

  3. Partcipants will view HOT not just about the skills of thinking.Rather how visible thinking could promote cultures of thinking and disposition for thinking.

  4. Participants will have a better idea on how to align educational objectives with that of pedagogical approach and assessment.

  5. Participant would be in a better position to guide students on "learn how to learn ".

The program is based on the work done by

  • Professor Emeritus Robert Swartz (University of Massachusetts at Boston USA), Thinking Based Learning.

  • Professor Emeritus David Perkins and Ron Rittchart (Harvard Graduate School Of Education), Thinking Routines.

  • Professor George Polya (1887-1985) (Stanford University, California USA ), Problem Solving.

The presenter has been working in this areas of research for the last 46 years and had conducted more than 800 programs nationwide

Who Should Attend?

Undergraduate students (faculty of Education), researchers including postgraduate students, teachers and academicians of all disciplines and others interested in the most recent development in education and HOT.


Level 8
Wisma R&D University of Malaya
Jalan Pantai Baharu, 59990
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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