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Critical Thinking for Achievement in Geography and Science Programme - Cohort 2

A National course delivered in association with the Geographical Association and The Association for Science Education by educationGateshead Limited places available!

Outline

This two-day programme will enable teachers to develop the use of critical thinking and critical use of evidence to accelerate the understanding of pupils. The programme includes a School Improvement Project (gap task) devised by the delegate during day one.
The ‘Plan-Do-Review’ approach will give teachers the opportunity to apply their learning to tackle issues in their own school which will raise achievement.
The programme helps stimulate and effect a cultural shift where knowledge, skills and applied thinking are considered simultaneously to close the gap in attainment and achievement. Advocating an approach of ‘doing things differently; not doing more!’

Description

Day 1
  • The meaning of critical thinking
  • Why critical thinking is valuable
  • How to embed critical thinking in your practice
  • The ‘Plan-Do-Review’ structure
  • Becoming better at thinking
  • Making better sense of information
  • Designing a project

Gap Task
To be completed in school over 8-10 weeks, in an area identified following day one of the programme, (either in your own class, across a key stage or whole school) leading to School Improvement and better outcomes for pupils in Science and/or Geography.

Day 2
  • Becoming a more open thinker
  • Reviewing of School Improvement project
  • Structuring thinking in the curriculum
  • Deciding next steps

Programme

Day 1: 18/09/2019 | 09:00 - 15:30

Title: Day 1
Venue: Dryden Centre (D9 / Dryden Centre), Evistones Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 5UR
Trainer: education Gateshead, TBC

Day 2: 15/01/2020 | 09:00 - 15:30

Title: Critical Thinking for Achievement in Geography and Science Programme - Cohort 2
Venue: Dryden Centre (D9 / Dryden Centre), Evistones Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 5UR
Trainer: education Gateshead, TBC

Outcomes

Improve teacher capability by
  • Building confidence in curriculum planning and critical thinking approaches
  • Increase subject knowledge around data, scientific and geographical concepts and language
  • Assist efficient planning through the use of practical tools and quality assured curriculum plans and resources

Raise attainment so pupils
  • Gain the geographical and scientific knowledge and skills needed to maximise progress and attainment
  • Tackle complex issues more independently and construct evidenced arguments through social and natural scientific investigation
  • Make adept use of data and use evidence critically
  • Have appropriate challenge to increase engagement with Geography and Science and generate interest in further study

Booking Information

If you have any specific access or dietary requirements including food allergies, can you please add these to the 'Special Requirements' box when making your booking.

Non-Attendance and Cancellation Policy: 2 full working days. Failure to notify re non-attendance within these parameters will result in the full cost of the session being charged.

Both days to be attended

Audience

Class teachers, Geography/Science co-ordinators, KS leaders and Curriculum leaders

18 Sep 2019 09:00 - 15:30

Closing date: 16/09/2019
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Contact Provider
Day 1: 18 Sep 2019 09:00 - 15:30
Day 1
Dryden Centre (D9 / Dryden Centre), Evistones Road, Gateshead, NE9 5UR
Trainer: education Gateshead
Day 2: 15 Jan 2020 09:00 - 15:30
Critical Thinking for Achievement in Geography and Science Programme - Cohort 2
Dryden Centre (D9 / Dryden Centre), Evistones Road, Gateshead, NE9 5UR
Trainer: education Gateshead