Global Learning Programme

Promoting Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Provider: Cornwall Association for Development Education (CADE)
Cost £: 300 credits per school
Aims of the course:

To introduce and review teaching methods which promote critical thinking and literacy skills and to encourage their use in the classroom to introduce, reflect on and form balanced attitudes about global issues

Expected outcomes of the course:

Participants will have • increased awareness and understanding of the importance of critical thinking and literacy skills in a globalised world • ideas for, and experience of, a range of appropriate methods for use in the classroom to facilitate discussion, and promote thinking, talking, listening, writing and problem-solving skills and promote media literacy, to address key issues such as social justice, rights, poverty and interdependence • access to a range of resource available to support critical thinking and literacy as applied to a globalised world

Embedding global learning in your teaching:

This training introduces and provides a rationale for promoting critical thinking and literacy and will enable teachers to communicate this with colleagues. It will encourage participants to reflect on their own practice, and provide sample activities and an opportunity to try them. Participants will leave the training with sample resources, and information to access other appropriate materials. These materials will facilitate a critical pedagogy in treating development and poverty, globalisation and interdependence, social justice and human rights. During the course there will be consideration of different teaching roles and learning contexts, questioning techniques, peer exchange and assessment.

Course aimed at:

KS2 and KS3

Curriculum subjects explored in this course:

English, Geography, History, Citizenship, PSHE



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Trainer details:

The trainer has experience delivering community of enquiry sessions and has delivered many teacher CPD sessions in the field of global learning

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