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Title: Singaporean students and their spirit of inquiry
Authors: Seet, Jun Feng
Keywords: neighborhood schools
critical thinking
spirit of inquiry
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Citation: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, 2006
Abstract: Students coming from neighbourhood schools constitute a large percentage of the student population in Singapore. Therefore, there is a need to train these students to be critical thinkers as they would contribute largely to moulding the future of Singapore. However, classrooms observations indicate that students seem to be reluctant in voicing out their differences from their peers and were also afraid in voicing their doubts and opinions (Good, Slaving, Harel, & Emerson, 1987; Van der Meij, 1994). In short, we see that student passivity in inquiring is hindering their abilities to become critical thinkers. This research will share on how a neighborhood school fosters critical thinking and the spirit of inquiry in their students.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/3402
Project number: CRP 24/04 AC
Website: http://www.crpp.nie.edu.sg/course/view.php?id=243
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