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In this course, you will learn how to use thinking tools that dig deep into a topic, guide reflection and develop the general capability of Critical and Creative Thinking.
Explore thinking tools that go beyond mind maps and PMI charts. In this course, you’ll experience tools that help ascertain prior knowledge, dig deep into a topic and guide reflection. You’ll be able to weave each tool into your curriculum and create a culture of engaged thinkers and learners.
In this course, you’ll learn:
- How to teach each element of the Critical and Creative Thinking general capability
- How to dig deep into topics and personal opinions
- How to help Foundation to Year 6 students identify their own thinking processes
- How to download lesson plans containing a range of thinking tools
This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access.
This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish.
WHAT ARE THE CURRICULUM LINKS?
- Foundation – Year 6: All subject areas
- Cross curriculum priorities: All cross-curriculum priorities
- General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking
IS IT ACCREDITED FOR PD HOURS?
This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.3.3 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
This program has been approved for accreditation within the ACT for 2023.
Please be advised you will be accredited within 14 days of completion.
Mark Drummond from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 11 years as a classroom teacher, Leader of Pedagogy within an Ed-Tech startup and as an educational consultant. Mark is an absolute science nerd and loves talking about dinosaurs as much as he loves talking about education (which is a lot)!
Many thanks to our partner Faber-Castell. Faber-Castell have long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to young people. They are also continuously searching for environmentally friendly processes and high-quality materials to enhance children’s creative experience throughout every development phase. For more information about Faber-Castell, click here.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.