Alison Shorer

Bringing psychology research to classroom practice

CPD

Teaching critical thinking skills has been important in my career, and my continued work within the field of metacognition and philosophy for children is testament to this. These metacognition and philosophical teaching programmes can be delivered as INSET day training or staff meeting twilight workshops. They can be taught separately or blended for well-rounded philosophical teaching that incorporates metacognition, philosophy with children and concept exploring. All have critical thinking as the core skill and philosophical teaching as the core teaching approach.

Metacognition Made Simple – Thinking Moves A-Z

Teachers are always asking learners to think, but there are different types of thinking. This metacognition programme written by Dialogue Works is an effective and simple way to identify and name the thinking that you want your learners to do. It can be implemented easily into your practice immediately without onerous changes to your planning. Literally, you can use it the next day. Help your teachers and learners speak about thinking in a simple universal language.
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Introduction to Philosophy for Children (P4C)

This workshop introduces the P4C approach. Learn about how activities that encourage wide vocabulary, such as concept exploring and concept stretchers, help learners develop their vocabulary and their understanding of concept words. This is crucial to the curriculum’s academic language expectations.(Cummins, CALP) This introduction to P4C will equip your teachers to illicit gaps in understanding as well as identify concept interpretation of your young learners.
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Phonics for Secondary Teachers

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Children's Literature

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Managing Change

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Philosophical Teaching

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