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Core Skills Programme: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Thu 23 March 2017, 09:00 – 15:30 GMT
Critical thinking and problem solving have been identified as key skills which support pupils’ learning, raise attainment and strengthen their development as informed and thoughtful future citizens. They add value to the curriculum, including by developing critical enquiry and analysis skills, and developing understanding of identity and our place in the world.
This programme is available through a FREE training course based at Winston Way Primary Academy and presented by Paula Owens for the GA. It will include:
- Developing understanding and practical strategies for critical thinking and problem solving
- Developing and applying practice in your classroom and sharing practice with other teachers
- Using your learning to strengthen international links at your school.
The programme consists of two day workshops, with a gap of ten weeks for classroom trial and application between the first and second sessions:
- 23rd March 2017: training in critical thinking, focused on different perspectives and considering evidence.
- Application in participants’ classrooms.
- 29th June 2017: training in critical thinking, focused on non-routine problems and deep structures. The final session focused on sharing classroom practice and review.
- Follow-up: further sharing practice, and the opportunity to work with colleagues abroad through a Connecting Classrooms school visit, funded by the British Council.
 CPD is free for teachers in primary and secondary maintained schools and academies