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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
Duration
1 day
Price
£265 + VAT
Time
9:15 - 15:30
Available
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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.

Cognitive Development in Practice is an inspiring one-day CPD course, providing real-world, practical ideas to help support schools in developing their ‘thinking learners’. It will help you to give ownership of the learning process back to the children, to improve outcomes from Early Years through to Year 6. 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. 

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: 

  • Class Teachers
  • Subject Leaders
  • Headteachers and SLT
  • EYFS, KS1 and KS2

COVID-19 update

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses. Please see our livestream dates below. 

We plan to resume in-venue courses as and when government guidelines safely allow us to do so.

Live stream and recorded courses

Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
RECORDING
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Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
LIVE STREAMING
19 January 2022
Online, interactive access.
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Courses at venues

MANCHESTER
27 September 2021
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
DURHAM
03 December 2021
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
BIRMINGHAM
07 January 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
LONDON
12 January 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA

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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