Analytical Thinking Skills
Analytical thinking stretches one’s ability to resolve problems quickly and effectively. It consists of a step-by-step approach to break down a problem into smaller pieces through identifying possible cause and effect patterns, and evaluate the components to derive the most effective plan of action.
Analytical thinking skills (ATS) can be broken down into these steps:
- Gather data critically and organise information.
- Apply memory techniques to acquire and recall knowledge and information.
- Apply inductive and deductive reasoning techniques to interpret information
- Analyse information through effective communication and expression, and appreciate different perspectives.
- Develop strategies through comprehensive analyses of data and information.
Aligned to the desired student outcomes of the school’s Applied Learning Programe (ALP), the school hopes to nurture students into passionate innovators who acquire the relevant skills and qualities to be confident, creative and responsive to the ever-changing environment, translating problems into opportunities.
The focus of the ATS programme is as follows:
- Deductive and Inductive Thinking
- Creative Thinking
- Inquiry-based Project
- Application of Analytical Thinking Skills into Academic Subjects
This programme is offered to the lower secondary students, engaging them through the pedagogy of experiential learning so that students learn through hands-on and interactive activities as well as reflect on their learning experiences. The school believes that the ATS training will enhance students’ foundation in analytical thinking which will improve cognitive and social competencies to prepare them to be future-ready citizens. Students will be better equipped to handle complex real-world problems more effectively as they practise utilising these skills in a broad variety of situations, both in and out of school.
Year 2 : Miss Tan Sio Ling
Year 1 : Mdm Yeo Ai Peng