Training Courses by Schools for Schools

Developing Pupil Potential and Raising Achievement Through Critical Thinking

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Woodfield Teaching School, Glenwood Avenue, London, NW9 7LY

Course description

This course is two full day face to face sessions 8-10 weeks apart, plus online support.During this programme you will: • Explore referenced evidence of how CTPS can be taught and assessed • Receive practical examples how to develop CTPS in your schools • Identify opportunities within your schools to develop CTPS skills • Receive an internationally referenced basic theoretical understanding of CTPS • Develop leadership, project management and self-evaluation techniques to embed CTPS in your practice OVERVIEW AND CONCEPTS The programme will focus on four key features of CTPS: • Solving non-routine problems and questions • Considering different perspectives on issues • Evaluating evidence for and against different positions • Understanding the deep structure of issues To develop these features of CTPS, three teaching strategies will be practised:• • Asking questions to develop deeper thinking and check for understanding • Modelling how to think critically and solve problems • Providing systematic feedback and corrections

Training Facilitator

Kevin Piper

Pricing details

Free to Schools.

Course objectives

  • Identify how critical thinking and problem solving activities can increase the breadth and depth of learning for your students, and how to incorporate them into lessons
  • Explore a range of ideas on how to set high expectations and support students effectively through classroom talk and questioning
  • Try out one of these ideas in a structured way between days 1 and 2 and establish its effectiveness, with the support of our course mentors
  • Share the results of your test with colleagues from day 1 and discover the impact their ideas had back at school

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