Meta learning and thinking skills

The basic line of the course is the quote of Edward De Bono; “The quality of our future depends on the quality of our thinking!” So, what do we really need for deep and effective learning in education and life?
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Meta learning and thinking skills
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The basic line of the course is the quote of Edward De Bono; “The quality of our future depends on the quality of our thinking!” So, what do we really need for deep and effective learning in education and life? The course focuses on the necessary thinking processes for learning. We provide different frameworks for thinking such as the Bloom’s taxonomy, structured thinking of De Bono, critical thinking, growth mindset, philosophy, meta-learning and other major thinking frames. We have a close look on what is happening inside the brain of the learner in order to adapt to the teaching and learning initiatives. During the course we learn about insights in different ways of thinking and define the relevance in learning. We experience different tools for thinking in the classroom and teachers room. Valuable tools for building metacognition, self-regulation and critical thinking will be explored and provided as practical teaching material for teachers and school leaders. The course methodology is based on social constructive learning and consists of teaching moments, interactive discussions, co-creative sessions, reflections to own context and is focused on implementation in the work field of the participants. An open sourced and free to use digital 'knowledge wall' will be constructed during the course by all participants. • Focus 1: Urgency for thinking about thinking in education and frameworks for thinking (Blooms taxonomy revised) • Focus 2: The Higher Order Thinking classroom Introduction: The thinking classroom and self-steering for pupils. Lesson preparation for teaching activity. • Focus 3: Formative assessment & feedback for self-regulating learning for students (Bateson & Dilts). Asking questions and chunking as methodology for deeper thinking. • Focus 4: Creativity can be learned, how to teach creativity to learners? • Focus 5: Wrap up and action plan to become a teacher in the Higher Order Thinking Classroom


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City of the Course Malta
Course Website

http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/meta-learning-and-thinking-skills

Target Group Teachers and school staff: primary level, teachers and school staff: secondary level, teachers and school staff: special needs, school management
Date/s of the Course

13 - 17 May 2019 / 11 – 15 May 2020

Where to apply

Eekhout Academy

Website: http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu

E-mail: international@eekhoutacademy.be

Participation Costs

We offer a flexible cost structure. This allows you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.

  • Course package (€ 650 = Participant doesn’t sleep or lunch in hotel and books another hotel on own behalf and takes care him/herself of the lunches)
  • Lunch package (€ 855 = Participant doesn’t sleep in the hotel and books another hotel on own behalf)
  • Full package ( € 1250 in a single room / € 1125 if you share a double room with a colleague = Participant uses all hotel accommodation offered by the course organizer)

More information: http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/cost-structure

Competences Tackled
  • Develop an understanding of the urgency and importance of a curriculum and classroom activities concerning ‘thinking about thinking’, ‘metacognition’ and ‘learning to learn’;
  • Develop an understanding of neurological insights about functioning of the brain;
  • Develop an understanding of the ‘myths’ about the brain and the misconceptions to educational approaches;
  • Develop a language and vocabulary to talk and think about thinking;
  • Develop an understanding of different ‘frameworks for thinking’ and their use in education;
  • Develop competences in the use of different thinking tools and transfer to didactical approach in the classroom;
  • Develop skills on teaching thinking skills;
  • Develop an understanding and build competences in creating a ‘higher order thinking classroom’;
  • Develop an understanding and build competences in creative thinking;
  • Develop an understanding of the concepts ‘self-directed learning’, ‘self-steering capacity’, ‘metacognition for students’;
  • Develop competences to use different thinking tools;
  • Develop knowledge of concepts as productive thinking, philosophical thinking and creative thinking;
  • Develop the competence to create learning activities that empower students in their ‘thinking strategies’;
  • Develop competences in setting up an action plan to implement the acquired knowledge and competences in the own working context;
  • Pick up ideas and transfer them to actions;
  • Improve their language skills to communicate.
EQF level 6
ECVET Point 3, in preparation for 2019

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Blended Learning Modalities An open sourced and free to use digital 'knowledge wall' will be constructed during the course by all participants.
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Assessment Methods Feedback of trainer(s) on personal work and portfolio of the participant, feedback of trainer(s) and group on presentations made by the participant, assessment of final work ( such as: own action plan/ teaching activity)
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European Dimension Guaranteed

The course is the result of a previous international project or collaboration. In Malta we have a partnership with a local in-service training organization, Mikiel Anton Vassalli College, the National College for Further Education, PIC 912755354. We have an active policy to include as many different nationalities as possible.

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Organising Institute Eekhout Academy
Country of the Institute Belgium
Institute Website

http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/

Contact Person

Charlotte Depoorter international@eekhoutacademy.be

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