Training Courses by Schools for Schools

Developing Pupil Potential and Raising Achievement Through Critical Thinking


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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