Developing Thinking Skills in Integrated Units
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
* While this course can stand alone, it is recommended that attendees have attended “Developing Integrated Curriculum for the NZC” prior to attending this course
Using a pre-determined Big Idea or Topic as the basis, plan, in detail, an integrated unit for whole school or class use with strong links to the NZC vision, principles, values and key competencies
Understand the Sparx 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
WHO IS THIS COURSE DESIGNED FOR?
Principals, Heads of Curricuum, DPs, staff teams, individual teachers of primary, intermediate and middle schools
WHAT RESEARCH IS THIS COURSE INFORMED BY?
25 years of writing curriculum, including Sparx Resources, produced in 2010, and used in approximately 6% of NZ primary and intermediate schools in its first year
The Sparx Resources will be introduced, Inquiry Learning and Habits of Mind discussed, and, in 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.
(plus GST and any applicable transport costs)
Contact us today to find out more!