Cognitive Development in Practice: Creating Thinking Schools

How do your children solve problems? Do they know how they solve problems? This course will help you develop ‘thinking learners’, giving ownership of that learning process back to the children, to improve outcomes from Early Years through to Year 6.

  • Develop pupils' questioning skills
  • Move beyond peer assessment
  • Coach pupils to success
  • Explore what thinking and reasoning mean
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Duration
1 day
Price
£265+VAT
Time
09:15-15:30

About this course

As teachers, we are often exposed to a variety of educational theories and pedagogical thinking. However, it’s not always easy to find ways to bring new ideas into the classroom in a cohesive, long-term, impactful way.

The course content is based on contemporary research, best practice from a range of schools across the UK and the outcomes of our own Innovation Projects. It provides real-world, practical ideas to help support schools in developing their ‘thinking learners’, giving ownership of that learning process back to the children, to improve outcomes from Early Years through to Year 6.

We aim to unpick what makes teaching and learning great – to enable you to focus on excellence and how to achieve it.

The training will:

  • Enable you to lead your ‘thinking school’ to excellence
  • Focus on developing pupils’ questioning, in whole class situations and in pupil-to-pupil questioning
  • Consider the development of pupils as critical friends, moving beyond peer assessment
  • Look at what reasoning and thinking mean, and how to develop reasoning and thinking skills from Early Years to Year 6
  • Help teachers to coach pupils to: plan their learning more effectively; monitor the learning, identifying key steps to keep on track; and evaluate their learning, recognising how they could have tackled the problem differently
  • Give practical suggestions for what this could look like in your classroom
  • Provide you with a monitoring framework, which focuses on the learning and not the teaching as a way to assess the quality of the provision in classrooms

Audience:

EYFS, Key stage 1, Key Stage 2

  • Class Teachers
  • Subject Leaders
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Headteachers

Venue information

At TT Education we aim to provide you with the outstanding training experience you deserve, from the fantastic resources you receive to the beautiful venues we hold our training in. For this reason we choose only the best venues, with lunch and refreshments included.

Please note that the exact venues used in each town or city are subject to change. We will send a Welcome Email approximately 7 days before the date of the course, confirming the venue. 

MANCHESTER
27 March 2019
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, MANCHESTER, M3 4JQ
    BIRMINGHAM
    02 May 2019
    Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
      COLCHESTER
      02 May 2019
      TT Education (Training Suite), The Yellow House, A1, Knowledge Gateway, COLCHESTER, CO4 3ZL
        DURHAM/NEWCASTLE
        08 May 2019
        Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
          NOTTINGHAM
          13 June 2019
          Jury's Inn, Station Street, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 3BJ
            LONDON
            19 June 2019
            De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, LONDON, W1B 1PR
              BIRMINGHAM
              07 November 2019
              Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
                LEEDS
                13 November 2019
                The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
                  LONDON
                  20 November 2019
                  Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
                    DURHAM/NEWCASTLE
                    27 November 2019
                    Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
                      MANCHESTER
                      28 November 2019
                      Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, MANCHESTER, M3 4JQ

                        This course as an INSET Day

                        Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

                        Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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