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'Rethinking Education' - CPD Event for Teachers (Armagh)
Thu 23 March 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 GMT
About ‘Rethinking Education’
Rarely, do you as teachers have the opportunity to stop, think and critically reflect on the everyday challenges brought about by our education system in which we all operate. In addition, that important 'protected time' where you can share good practice with colleagues from within your school (or from other schools) is becoming increasingly limited. In 'Rethinking Education' you will have the opportunity to do both. You will be led by expert facilitators who will challenge you to rethink aspects of both the bigger picture of education and your role within it.
Rethinking Intelligence (Module 1 – Morning)
'Rethinking Intelligence' is an interactive, activity based workshop drawing on the latest educational research on Mindset and Motivation. During the workshop teachers will examine the beliefs they hold around intelligence and how these beliefs affect student motivation and engagement. This workshop also incorporates tools and resources to help staff apply growth mindset theory in their context. All activities are underpinned by relevant theory and are explicitly linked to better outcomes for students.
Explore definitions of intelligence, genius and investigate what being ‘smart’ actually means
Reflect on experiences of intelligence and educational achievement, and consider how these shape their view of students’ abilities
Be introduced to the idea of, and the research behind, the growth mindset, self theories and in particular the work of Professor Carol Dweck
Explore tools and activities to help participants incorporate 'Growth Mindset' in specific contexts
Rethinking Student Engagement (Module 2 – Afternoon)
Most educators would agree that student engagement (not to be confused with involvement, participation or compliance) is the holy grail of classroom teaching. If students are truly engaged, they are in the moment with the teacher, consciously competent, ready and open to learning. The question is - how can we ensure we make learning come alive for our students so that they are consistently engaged? The aim of this module is to give teachers the tools and resources to answer that question.
Define 'engagement' and investigate its' behavioural, emotional and cognitive dimensions
Investigate learning theories and the four stages of competence as foundations for student engagement
Assess the 'optimal learning environment' for maximum engagement
Explore the evidence on what students say about what engages them to learn
Critically analyse practice and develop engagement strategies
NOTE: Tickets can be booked both online and by phone. Should you wish to make a telephone booking please contact Roisin on 0783 5226546. Your school will then be invoiced directly.