Developing Faith and Thinking Skills for Christian / Catholic Schools
Tutor: Helen Pearson
*Qualifications: B Ed, TTC (Comm)
Specific Learning Outcomes
This course will be aimed at identifying what attendees know and need to know, and then moving them on in their thinking in a way that serves their planning needs within their own school contexts.
Using a pre-determined Big Idea about the nature of God or Topic as the basis, plan, in detail, an integrated unit for whole school or class use with strong links to the biblical perspective and state curriculum requirements
Understand the Interact Learning Path as a tool for developing sound pedegogical processes and higher order thinking skills in students
Identify ways of developing Habits of Mind and Habits of Character in an integrated manner
* While this course can stand alone, it is recommended that attendees have attended “Developing Integrated Curriculum for the NZC” prior to attending this course.
WHO IS THIS COURSE DESIGNED FOR?
Christian/Catholic Primary and Middle School Educators: Principals, Heads of Curriculum, DPs, staff teams, individual teachers of primary, intermediate and middle schools
WHAT RESEARCH IS THIS COURSE INFORMED BY?
Thorough integration of biblical perspective and educational research
25 years of writing curriculum for Christian schools, including the Interact Curriculum, which is used in approximately 30 Christian schools in NZ, Australia, Indonesia and South Africa.
Inquiry Learning and Habits of Mind
Passing reference will be made to the work of John Hattie, Edward de Bono, Guy Claxton, Howard Gardner
Pricing is dependent on your requirements but based on approximately $300 for the first hour and $100 thereafter.