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.
|Location||Course type||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Manchester||2 days | 10am-4pm||Thu 28 Sep 17||Wed 03 Jan 18||-|
|Plymouth||2 days | 10am-4pm||Fri 29 Sep 17||Tue 28 Nov 17||-|
|Preston||2 days | 12-5pm||Tue 17 Oct 17||Tue 16 Jan 18||-|
|Buckinghamshire||2 days | 10am-4pm||Thu 16 Nov 17||Mon 15 Jan 18||-|
|London||3 days | 3.30pm-6.30pm||Wed 22 Nov 17||Wed 06 Dec 17||Wed 28 Feb 18|
|Hitchin||2 days | 10am-4pm||Wed 03 Jan 18||Mon 16 Apr 18||-|
|Birmingham||2 days | 8.30am-3.30pm||Mon 08 Jan 18||Tue 20 Mar 18||-|
|Leicester||3 days | 10am-4pm||Mon 08 Jan 18||Wed 07 Mar 18||Wed 14 Mar 18|
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.