Herts for Learning Online
:: Strategies to promote pupils' thinking skills in primary history ::
Outline
This is a practical course, based upon trialling twenty active learning strategies in the context of primary history topics and resources e.g.. fortune lines, mysteries, thinking hats and mind movies. Each strategy will then be cross-referenced against thinking skills components, to create a quick-reference ‘thinking skills grid’, mapping each strategy against the skills they develop. The components underpinning thinking skills include pupils’ ability to: - locate relevant information, to sort, classify, sequence, compare and contrast, and to analyse relationships - give reasons for opinions and actions, to draw inferences and make deductions, to use precise language to explain what they think, and to make judgements informed by reasons or evidence - ask relevant questions, pose and define problems, plan what to do and how to research, predict outcomes and anticipate consequences and to test conclusions and improve ideas - to generate and extend ideas, suggest hypotheses, and to apply imagination - evaluate the value of information and have confidence in their judgements
Prerequisites
[Note: there is an equivalent half-day course for primary geography, focusing upon strategies applied in the context of primary geography topics and resources]
Outcomes:
By attending the course you will:
  • gain an understanding of the key components of ‘thinking skills’
  • have an opportunity to trial and evaluate a range of strategies in primary history contexts
  • use cross-referencing of strategies against the thinking skills they develop
  • receive materials to enable cascade of ideas for history within your school
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Early Career Teachers
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
Price £75 (£85)