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Learning Style, Teaching Style – Understanding the Influence of Temperament in Education

Date: 17 Sep 2022, Saturday | Time: 1520 - 1825 | Track Type: Main Conference Workshop | Format: Face-to-face | Venue: L1-S3, Academia

Speakers: Asst Prof Samuel Cheng Eng Teck, Asst Prof Tay Teck Sng Andre, Dr Glen Cedric Roche Tze-LeeDr Wuan Kin Mun Eugene & Mr Lew Zhen Wei

Please note that this workshop is in high demand and is currently oversubscribed. All new registrants will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified by 9 September should there be available spots. Kindly accept our apologies that you will not be able to attend the workshop in the event you do not hear from us

Our temperament underlies a large part of who we are and influences how we perceive the world, process information and make decision. As such, it impacts how we learn as well as teach.

Understanding temperamental differences will enable eduators to better appreciate the strengths and the learning needs of their students as well as recognise their own inclination in how they teach.

This workshop introduces the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as a tool to explore individual differences and uniqueness. It will look at Type Dynamics, i.e. how the different aspects of the temperament as captured by the MBTI interact within the personality. The 4 mental functions (Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, Feeling) will be examined in greater depth as a way to understand the strengths of the different types.

Participants will have the opportunity to assess their own MBTI type. In reflective small group discussion, they will examine their unique strengths and weaknesses as determined by their preferred mode of mental functioning. Through facilitated sharing, participants will learn how the different types perceive and process information. With this understanding, the relationship between temperamental type and learning/teaching style will be explored.

Learning Outcome(s):

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand temperamental differences as delineated by the MBTI
  • Know their own type and the preferred mental functions associated with their type
  • Appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the different mental functions
  • Recognise the relationship between their type and their teaching style

Target Audience:

Healthcare professionals who want to better understand and appreciate the individual differences and uniqueness of their students/trainees as well as their own inclinations as an educator.

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