Thinking children are the future? – Cooperative Learning & (Higher Level) Thinking

Participating in Educating Future Philosophers and Encountering Beliefs (#uaere2015) at the University of East Anglia, followed by delivering a tailored version of the Skills & Mastery course to a Muslim Supplementary School in London, has prompted this short think piece. Very interestingly, Senior lecturers of Philosophy, RE teachers and Muslim faith school context teachers would be... Continue Reading →

NQT on adopting Cooperative Learning; PSHE, peer support, social skills… and “why people are so upset about race?”

Ms Rebecca Lamb, an NQT in Year 6 at Stalham Academy, describing some of her experiences adopting CLIPs (Cooperative Learning Interaction Patterns) from the Skills & Mastery course, including collaborative reading, Write-Rounds and Think-Pair-Share to stage reading, writing and collaborative reflections... . Open video in browser “The guided reading session ... was one of the highlights... Continue Reading →

No way back to Kansas: The wider context of Thursday’s course

“Mr Werdelin has developed a propitious educational project whose significance is as far reaching as its necessity in today’s big education debates...” - Mujadad Zaman, MPhil Educational Research Methods, PhD student candidate at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University. *   For the benefit of attendees of Islam in RE: Religious Literacy & Controversy Through Enquiry this coming... Continue Reading →

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