How to develop critical thinking through reading and writing?
We have created a unique professional development programme for primary school teachers that is focused on this question.
- Teachers will be able to build critical thinking skills in students through reading and writing.
- Teachers will be able to identify and solve problems in their classroom.
- Teachers will be able to describe and use research-based strategies.
How the programme works?
- Sessions are highly practical: they are facilitated by excellent teachers and involve regular practice with curriculum-aligned learning resources.
- Content is relevant: the programme involves collaborative learning among a group of 8 teachers, so the content can be tailored to meet individual needs.
- Programme is affordable: short 60-minute sessions every 2 weeks, getting to know each other in-person, then learning online. No travel time, no cover costs, affordable price.
- Each session involves discussion and evaluation of student work, practice of new skills, lesson planning to incorporate new ideas.
Topics that will be covered
- What is critical thinking and why is it so hard to teach?
- Making critical thinking possible - motivation
- Domain knowledge as the enabler
- Considering different viewpoints when reading and writing
- Analysing different assumptions
- Making judgments and decisions
Find out more
- Daniel Willingham "Critical thinking: why is it so hard to teach?"
- Hannah Dumont, David Istance and Francisco Benavides (editors) "The Nature of Learning"
Find out more about our introductory sessions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org