Endorsed by SACE for 10 CPTD points
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What this course is about
In the 21st Century the emphasis on teaching and learning is not just on content. The emphasis is more about what learners are able to do with the information that is so readily available. Learners need to know how to access information, evaluate it and create something new from it. They also need to know how to keep learning — and how to make effective and innovative use of what they know — throughout their lives.
The key drivers of globalization and technology are changing the world in which we live and the workplace. We live in a data economy and young people need a different set of skills to help them make sense of it. 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.
Do we as teachers know what this means or how to develop the some of the skills needed for the 21st century workplace?
This course will show teachers how to teach young children to be critical thinkers.
Who should be doing this course?
Intermediate and Senior phase teachers who want to develop critical thinking in children from Grade 4 to 7.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
understand 21st Century Teaching and Learning
understand the need to change the way we teach
to develop the skill of Critical Thinking in learners
understand how to use Blooms Taxonomy to develop higher order thinking
learn how to teach learners what it means to analyse, classify etc. in practical terms and then to implement these skills in the classroom
assess learners’ ability in a variety of different critical thinking skills.
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!