A 2-day course run over 9/10 weeks, fully funded by the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme exploring the potential of critical thinking and problem solving techniques to challenge all learners
Without challenge and support learners are always at risk of becoming disengaged in lessons and achieving less than they are capable of.
This extended 2-day course, fully funded by the British Council, will provide you a host of ideas to really stretch your students, along with the support of our course mentors as you put them into practice.
Between days 1 and 2 you can explore any area of stretching students that suits you and your school, but past topics participants have explored include:
This course will benefit anyone with an interest in developing the use of critical thinking activities in lessons to raise the achievement of your students, whether this be within a classroom setting or across a whole school. It is suitable for any school or college that teaches children between 4-19.
Nothing. The course is completely funded by the British Council as part of its Connecting Classrooms programme. In addition to the fully subsidised course you also have the opportunity to apply after the course for a study visit to explore this topic in another country.
We are pleased to announce that the restrictions on the number of delegates per institution eligible to attend have been relaxed (previously 2 per school). This means that you can now have this course, or any other from the Connecting Classrooms programme, delivered in your school for free for up to 15 delegates.
We will also cover the subsistence fees for any external delegates in attendance (if applicable). For further information please contact Roxanne Spalding on 020 8253 8249.
Fully funded places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
|Location||Course type||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Doncaster||Full day (2 days | 10am-4pm)||Monday 03 April 17||Monday 03 July 17||-|
|Newcastle||Full day (2 days | 10am-4pm)||Friday 07 April 17||Friday 16 June 17||-|
|London||Full day (2 days | 10am-4pm)||Friday 21 April 17||Friday 23 June 17||-|
|Manchester||Full day (2 days | 10am-4pm)||Wednesday 26 April 17||Wednesday 28 June 17||-|
|Leeds||Long afternoon (2 days | 2-6pm)||Thursday 27 April 17||Thursday 22 June 17||-|
|Bristol||Full day (2 days | 10am-4pm)||Friday 28 April 17||Friday 30 June 17||-|
|London||Long afternoon (2 days | 2-6pm)||Friday 05 May 17||Friday 07 July 17||-|
|Devon||Full day (2 days | 10am-4pm)||Friday 12 May 17||Wednesday 19 July 17||-|
|Surrey||Full day (2 days | 10am-4pm)||Wednesday 07 June 17||Wednesday 13 September 17||-|
Only schools funded by the government are eligible to take part. Individuals are only permitted to attend one course. By taking part in the programme you agree to attend both training sessions and record the results of your tested idea between days 1 and 2. Further funding for research visits is at the discretion of the British Council and co-ordinated through an application process that can be taken after you have attended your course.
As a result of completing a fully funded CPD training programme, teachers in the UK can apply for a £3000 grant to visit a partner school overseas to facilitate face-to-face international collaboration. It’s a fantastic way to improve your teaching credentials, share ideas and compare good practice with international colleagues.
The grant can be used to:
To find out more about the Connecting Classrooms programme and professional partnership opportunities available to your school click here.