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Upcoming ThinQ Events

Inquiry Webinar 6 - Designing Experiments

Participants: Madhav Kaushish, Tara Mohanan, Aditi Ahuja

Start Time (IST): 11:00 AM, Jul 12 2020

End Time (IST): 12:00 PM, Jul 12 2020

Zoya and Aryan each bought a jasmine plant of the same variety. When the plants bloomed, Zoya's flowers were fragrant, but Aryan's flowers were not.
What caused this to happen? 
 
Let's talk about why we do experiments, and how we can use experiments to figure out answers to many such questions!
Live on Facebook
on Sunday, July 12th
11 am to 12 noon
 

Register for it here by telling us something about yourself - https://forms.gle/YDXCwSxPUqLEHAJ86
You will receive a reminder for the event 30 minutes before it begins.


Past ThinQ Events

Inquiry Webinar 5 - What is a Scientific Theory

Participants: Madhav Kaushish, Aditi Ahuja

Start Time (IST): 5:00 PM, Jun 14 2020

End Time (IST): 6:00 PM, Jun 14 2020

All of us have heard the word 'theory' used in contexts like 'Theory of Relativity' or 'Theory of Mind'. You may have even heard people say that 'gravity' is 'just a theory'.
So, what is a theory? More specifically, what is a 'scientific theory'?
Join us in exploring these questions, as we show you how to construct your own rudimentary scientific theories.
 

 

FACE - ThinQ - TNTEU Webinar on Enhancing Classroom Effectiveness by Facilitating Thinking

Participants: KP Mohanan, Ramesh, Aditi Ahuja

Start Time (IST): 3:00 PM, May 26 2020

End Time (IST): 4:00 PM, May 26 2020

During this session, we went through examples of activities that can be done in the classroom with topics that are covered as a part of the school syllabus, and demonstrated ways in which it is possible to go beyond the scope of the textbook to help children think actively.

 

 

Webinar for Parents 1

Participants: Vaideesh, Shireen Sultana, Sriram

Start Time (IST): 5:00 PM, May 6 2020

End Time (IST): 6:00 PM, May 6 2020

"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings" - Ann Landers 

While success could be defined differently by everyone, as parents we give our best to our children when we teach them to be inquisitive. This will come from questioning and inquiring. 
Come join us as we discuss how, as parents, we can fan the flame of innate curiosity of our children. 

A recording of the webinar can be found here.

Inquiry Webinar 4 - Exploring Ethics through Reasoning

Participants: Vignesh, KP Mohanan, Aditi Ahuja, Madhav Kaushish

Start Time (IST): 5:00 PM, May 3 2020

End Time (IST): 6:00 PM, May 3 2020

We constantly, and often subconsciously, make judgements about people and their actions - whether what they said or did was ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.

Is there a way to figure out the principles, assumptions and reasoning behind our judgements? 

If others don’t agree with our judgements, how do we resolve the differences?

A recording of the Webinar can be found here.

ThinQ-FACE Webinar - Developing Thinking Abilities Relevant for Engineering Education

Participants: Vignesh, Vaideesh, KP Mohanan

Start Time (IST): 5:00 PM, Apr 28 2020

End Time (IST): 6:00 PM, Apr 28 2020

A Bachelor's program in Engineering should empower learners to function well in their jobs as Engineers, and at the same time, function well as educated people in their professional, public, and personal lives. How do we satisfy these two expectations?

A recording of the Webinar can be found here.

Inquiry Webinar 3 - How to Think Like a Mathematician

Participants: KP Mohanan, Madhav Kaushish, Sanan Shankar, Shamli Manasvi

Start Time (IST): 5:00 PM, Apr 26 2020

End Time (IST): 6:00 PM, Apr 26 2020

Engage with the youngest and oldest members of the ThinQ collective as they work through the process of justifying claims in mathematics, sometimes with the help of all their grandmothers! 

A session for learners who want to explore the world of mathematics by inquiring.

A recording of the Webinar can be found here.

Inquiry Webinar 2 - Historical Inquiry

Participants: KP Mohanan, Madhav Kaushish, Aditi Ahuja, Vaideesh

Start Time (IST): 11:00 AM, Apr 19 2020

End Time (IST): 12:00 PM, Apr 19 2020

When we told a 5-year-old recently that there was a time when there were no smartphones, she refused to believe us. This left some members of ThinQ very puzzled, so we decided to investigate.

How can we prove that there was actually a time when there were no smartphones? In this webinar, we explored how historians think and inquire into the past.

Click here to access the recording of this webinar.

Webinar for Educators 1 - Purpose of Education

Participants: KP Mohanan, Tara Mohanan, Aditi Ahuja, Rashmi Jejurikar

Start Time (IST): 5:00 PM, Apr 16 2020

End Time (IST): 6:00 PM, Apr 16 2020

Ever wondered what ought to be the purpose of education? How can people interested in providing good education enable themselves to do so? These are some of the questions we discussed in this webinar.

The panel has Dr. Tara Mohanan, Dr KP Mohanan, Rashmi Jejurikar and Aditi Ahuja. All of them are members of ThinQ.

Click here to access the recording of this webinar.

 

Inquiry Webinar 1 - Definitions

Participants: KP Mohanan, Madhav Kaushish, Rashmi Jejurikar, Vaideesh

Start Time (IST): 11:00 AM, Apr 12 2020

End Time (IST): 12:00 PM, Apr 12 2020

If we say that an object is a solid if it has a fixed shape, and a liquid takes the shape of the container, is a mound of sand a solid or a liquid? What about a soap bubble? How can we construct rigorous definitions to understand the world around us in a better way? These are some of the questions we discussed in this webinar.

The panel has Madhav Kaushish, Dr KP Mohanan, Rashmi Jejurikar and S. Vaideeshwaran. All of them are members of ThinQ.

Click here to access the recording of this webinar.