The purpose of the online course is for participants to consider and engage with a range of ideas around thinking and learning and, by so doing, develop and deepen their understanding of what is meant by a whole-school approach to the teaching of thinking.
The online course takes around 3 hours to complete and can be studied flexibly, as and when suits each participant, within the time frame set by each participant’s school. It includes access to an online forum on which questions can be explored with a course tutor and other participants as well as downloadable support material.
The timing of the course is entirely flexible to suit your new staff and give them the opportunity to become familiar with the concept of a Thinking School before they start their new roles. Its purpose is to provide a general overview of the Thinking School approach and not to train new teachers in the specific thinking tools and strategies used within each individual school. It is anticipated that these will be introduced by school colleagues once the new teachers have familiarised themselves with their new roles.
The course content explores the following ideas:
What is a Thinking School?
The Thinking School student.
The Big Picture – Drawing together a whole-school approach to thinking and learning.
Promoting and supporting student-centred learning – what do students and teachers need to do?
What are the skills required and the challenges faced by 22nd Century learners?
What is thinking?
The cost is £59.99 per participant - 10% discount is available for Members of the Thinking Schools Network.
View Online Training leaflet here
To find out more, call Thinking Matters on +44 (0) 1672 841824 or email us.