Professional learning objectives and standards
Teachers will gain an array of tools and resources that enable them to equip their students to use critical and creative thinking across the curriculum and to solve problems (APST 3.3.2).
Teachers will learn that creativity can not only be taught but it can be measured. Teachers will take away a range of CCT programming and assessment tools (APST 5.1.2).
Many schools have included Critical and Creative Thinking or ‘the 4Cs’ as priorities in their school plan or Strategic Directions. The information in this course will give staff some means and methods to help them accomplish these in their school (APST 6.2.2).
DEFINING ‘CRITICAL THINKING’ AND ‘CREATIVE THINKING’ (CCT)
WHAT IS “CCT CAPABILITY”?
RATIONALE: WHY DOES EVERY STUDENT NEED THIS CAPABILITY?
For school now
For future work
For a changing world
ADDRESSING DECLINING CREATIVITY LEVELS
The “Creativity Crisis”
Are schools to blame?
The decline of free play
DISPOSITIONS FOR LEARNING
What are “Dispositions”?
Why Teach Dispositions?
GETTING TO KNOW ‘THE SEVEN DISPOSITIONS’
HOW ARE DISPOSITIONS TAUGHT AND LEARNED? (PEDAGOGY)
CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS (PEDAGOGY)
How do students develop creative thinking skills?
How is creativity measured and assessed?
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS (PEDAGOGY)
How can students develop critical thinking skills?
ACROSS THE CURRICULUM! (THE K-8 LEARNING CONTINUUM)
How to add CCT to a unit in any KLA
CCT STRATEGIES AND TOOLS
Enabling students to use their CCT skills across the learning areas
Scaffolding students to solve every day problems
Options for testing, feedback and assessment
HOW TO GET THE FREE MINDS WIDE OPEN K-8 PROGRAM AND RESOURCES!