Teachers Professional Development Points

21st Century Teaching and Learning Creative Thinking Foundation Phase

Course Fee R350.00
This is a SACE accredited course.
Accreditation number: 11534

Endorsed by SACE for 10 CPTD points.

 

 

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  • 21st Century Teaching and Learning Critical Thinking Foundation Phase

  • 21st Century Teaching and Learning Collaborative Thinking

 

What this course is about

In the 21st Century workplace, businesses want people who are creative thinkers, flexible thinkers, people who are able to see new ways of doing things and who are able to innovate rapidly in an ever-changing market place.  

As much as students need to learn academic content, they also need to know how to keep learning — and make effective and innovative use of what they know — throughout their lives.  

There are two types of thinking Skills.  Critical Thinking; which is a persistent effort to examine evidence which supports any belief, solution or conclusion prior to its acceptance.  Critical thinking is about thinking clearly and reasoning logically. 

Creative Thinking; which is “the act of being able to produce along new and original lines” – Costa A (1985) Developing Minds.  We teach creative thinking so children will be producers of knowledge not just consumers of knowledge

This course covers a number of creative thinking tools that can be taught to children in the Foundation Phase.  

 

Who should be doing this course?

Foundation phase teachers who want to develop creative thinking in children from Grade R to 3.

 

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • understand 21st Century Teaching and Learning, the need to change the way we do things and particularly to concentrate on the Core Skill of Creative Thinking 

  • have a better understanding of what creative thinking is about

  • understand how creative thinking ‘fits into’ Bloom’s taxonomy

  • realise why it is important to teach higher order thinking but particularly creative thinking

  • understand the need for teaching creative thinking in our schools to equip our students with the skills they need to work in the 21st Century workplace

  • use a series of warm up techniques to develop creativity in the classroom

  • use a set of practical tools to use in the classroom across all subject areas to develop creative thinking in children such as modification, SCAMPER, forced associations etc.

  • help learners to work collaboratively

  • value of creative thinking

 

How your final mark is calculated?

Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 70%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!

 

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on chapters and video clips to watch. Short multiple choice questions after chapters test understanding and possible application of knowledge. You can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!

In the 3 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Creative Thinking
CHAPTER 2 Divergent Thinking Tools
CHAPTER 3 Lateral Thinking Tools
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Cathy Fry

Educator

Cathy Fry has over 30 years of teaching and training experience in South Africa. She was principal two top independent junior girls’ schools in Johannesburg. Cathy’s expertise lies in ECD and primary education as well as whole school improvement and curriculum development. Cathy has been involved in teacher development and bursary programmes for disadvantaged children throughout her career in independent schools. She was a long standing member of the ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) Curriculum Development Programme as well as a member of the SAHISA (Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association) Council, representing junior schools throughout South Africa. Cathy is highly qualified with a B.Ed from London University in 1977, a Diploma in Remedial Education from UNISA, a Masters in Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition, from Stellenbosch and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. Cathy has also attended the Leadership Development Programme at the Wits Business School and is a registered assessor and moderator with the Service and ETDP SETAS. In 2012 she completed a Foundations in Coaching Course, online, from GET Smarter. After setting up her own company, Ukhanyiso Ebantwini, in 2012 Cathy has worked in both independent and state schools running a series of teacher development workshops. Her company is a service provider for SACE and has several SETA accredited qualifications. Cathy has developed online teacher training materials in 21st Century teaching and learning, study skills and leadership and management. She has worked with NPOs in Diepsloot, Tembisa, Modimolle and Johannesburg facilitating school leadership and management workshops, coaching and mentoring School Management Teams and running accredited ECD teacher development. She is an accredited facilitator for the British Council and has been put forward for validation as a Master Trainer. Cathy also works for Umalusi doing desk top evaluations for independent schools and she is a level 1 trainer in Philosophy for Children (P4C) in South Africa. Cathy’s passion for education, self-motivation and drive have been at the forefront of her success in independent schools and in the development of her own company.
Thumbnail_cathy

Cathy Fry

Educator

Cathy Fry has over 30 years of teaching and training experience in South Africa. She was principal two top independent junior girls’ schools in Johannesburg. Cathy’s expertise lies in ECD and primary education as well as whole school improvement and curriculum development. Cathy has been involved in teacher development and bursary programmes for disadvantaged children throughout her career in independent schools. She was a long standing member of the ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) Curriculum Development Programme as well as a member of the SAHISA (Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association) Council, representing junior schools throughout South Africa. Cathy is highly qualified with a B.Ed from London University in 1977, a Diploma in Remedial Education from UNISA, a Masters in Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition, from Stellenbosch and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. Cathy has also attended the Leadership Development Programme at the Wits Business School and is a registered assessor and moderator with the Service and ETDP SETAS. In 2012 she completed a Foundations in Coaching Course, online, from GET Smarter. After setting up her own company, Ukhanyiso Ebantwini, in 2012 Cathy has worked in both independent and state schools running a series of teacher development workshops. Her company is a service provider for SACE and has several SETA accredited qualifications. Cathy has developed online teacher training materials in 21st Century teaching and learning, study skills and leadership and management. She has worked with NPOs in Diepsloot, Tembisa, Modimolle and Johannesburg facilitating school leadership and management workshops, coaching and mentoring School Management Teams and running accredited ECD teacher development. She is an accredited facilitator for the British Council and has been put forward for validation as a Master Trainer. Cathy also works for Umalusi doing desk top evaluations for independent schools and she is a level 1 trainer in Philosophy for Children (P4C) in South Africa. Cathy’s passion for education, self-motivation and drive have been at the forefront of her success in independent schools and in the development of her own company.

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