EDU8046 : Developing Thinking Skills
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mrs Helen Burns
- Lecturer: Dr Laura Mazzoli Smith, Professor David Leat, Dr Hanneke Jones
- Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to provide participants with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their own and their students’ thinking and learning.
Outline Of Syllabus
• Understanding and developing metacognition, critical thinking, imagination and creativity.
• Nurturing autonomous thinking and voice via innovative pedagogies.
• Research and theory related to individual, international practices.
• Frameworks for thinking.
• Relating ‘giftedness’ and thinking skills.
• Exploring concepts of ‘fixed’ and ‘growth’ mindsets.
• Developing reflective methods.
• Capturing and visualizing thinking.
• Contextual application of discrete interventions and cross-curricular approaches.
• The role of the teacher.
• Thinking schools and organisations.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||47:00||47:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||3:00||15:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||3:00||12:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||1||2:00||2:00||Tutorial|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||120:00||120:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
• Students will be introduced to, practice and be assessed in practical and professional skills necessary for successful learning environments.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||30||Rationale for tool - 1,000 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
• gain enhanced communication skills, interpersonal skills and organisational skills relevant to their professional roles and contexts;
• demonstrate ability to interpret, analyse, and appraise international perspectives on successful thinking and learning;
• reflect upon the practical and professional skills necessary for successful learning environments;
• enhance their personal capacity for and understanding of reflective learning practices;
• critically consider implications for practice in their own context;