Inquiry and Integration in Education 2019 | ThinQ

ThinQ announces a web-course on Inquiry and Integration in Education (IIE). With the fifth cohort commencing this year, join the 600+ learners who have already embarked on this immersing journey.

In order to develop intellectual wellness and higher order thinking capacities (ThinQ’s primary focus), the course is designed to:

  1. broaden your horizon to critical thinking and critical reading across disciplines
  2. fuel your ability to inquire, to structure to your ways of thinking
  3. learn to use tools to deeply understand concepts you wish to
  4. develop clarity and rigour in thinking, reasoning, and communicating.

The carefully structured subject matter of this course covers a wide range of academic disciplines, from mathematics to the physical, biological, and human sciences, and humanities.

The course doesn’t presuppose specialization in any particular discipline. The level of ‘knowledge’ required of you is no more than what is expected of a 10th Grade student.

What do you get out of it?

  1. Capacity to engage in rational inquiry, and become a capable debater
  2. The ability to learn on your own, and make sensible decisions in everyday life
  3. An introduction to research across disciplines, without any specialisation
  4. Mental capabilities to function well in professional, public, and personal lives

And if you are concerned with meaningfully educating the young, as educators, parents, administrators, or policy makers, this is an opportunity to forge an approach to education that would help them imbibe and develop important cognitive capacities not found in formal curricula.

You will benefit from IIE-2019, if you:

  1. wish to improve your ability to think critically, and inquire;
  2. would like to deepen your critical understanding of the issues in the world around you;
  3. are a teacher in school or college, teacher trainer/educator, a textbook writer, a curriculum creator or consultant, a parent, the head of a school or college, an official in the education sector, a college student interested in enhancing intellectual abilities, a researcher, or simply anyone with a commitment to sharpening intellectual abilities.

ThinQ believes that the purpose of education must encircle the physical, emotional, intellectual, pragmatic, aesthetic, and ethical wellness of individuals. Such wellness is essential to our ability to understand and change the world around us, and to enable not just success but also enhancement of its entire ecosystem.

Course Structure

The 22 weeks of the course are organized around three elements:

  1. TEN Learning Triggers (LTs)

    An LT in IIE is typically a package made up of readings and/or videos, designed to develop inquiry, critical thinking, and integration abilities.

    We will mail you a new LT every alternate week. Each LT will have 2 weeks devoted to it. You are expected to actively engage with the material — read/watch, think through.

    Towards the end of the 2 weeks, you will receive a Quiz. You are expected to submit your responses online.

  2. Discussion Forums meant for exploring questions and ideas relevant to inquiry and integration, arising from the discussions in LTs as well as other related ideas.
  3. Face-to-Face Meetings in select cities, depending on the number of participants and the level of interest.

Certification

Participants who successfully complete the course, upon written request, will receive a course completion certificate. Successful completion depends on the regularity and quality of submissions in response to the Learning Triggers. It includes the participant’s degree of engagement and of learning indicated by the submissions, and by the nature of questions raised.

Your Investment

Commitment to learning, and willingness to invest time and effort.

Time: Spend at least three to four hours a week. If you put in more time, the results would be even better.

Effort: Go through the course materials at least twice, think through them, write your responses, note what you don’t understand, and most importantly, engage in collective thinking, by participating actively in the forum discussions. (It is important to not just read, but to actually engage with the readings and discussions, and articulate your thoughts.)

The fee for the course is Rs. 15,000 (plus a small convenience charge from the payment gateway), time, and energy to the extent (minimum of 4 hours a week) possible for you.

The course starts on 17 May and ends on 18 October 2019.

The deadline for application for the course is 1 May 2019.

To register, please fill in the application form.

Application Form

We have a very limited number of partial fee-waivers for those who face genuine and severe financial constraints. If you require a fee waiver, please register for the course, and then send an email, with ‘FEE WAIVER’ as SUBJECT, to contactus@schoolofthinq.com.