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CPD courses on critical and creative thinking, embedding, and 14-19 diplomas

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Update on CPD courses being run by University of Sunderland Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training.

An essential CPD module for teachers of the 14-19 Diplomas at HE Level 2
The Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training at the University of Sunderland (SUNCETT) is pleased to announce the offer of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module for teachers of the new 14-19 Diplomas in colleges, schools and other work-based settings. The module will help teachers of the new 14-19 Diplomas to rise to the challenges of their delivery with creativity, enthusiasm and confidence. The module will raise awareness of the curriculum design, pedagogical principles and the classroom and assessment practices necessary for their successful implementation.

The course is aimed at qualified teachers who will be delivering the new 14-19 Diplomas from September 2008. The module may also be of interest to those teachers likely to be teaching from September 2009. These teachers could be working in schools, FE colleges or other workplaces involved in the delivery of the 14-19 Diplomas.

See the flyer for further information.

Critical and Creative Thinking
This course, being run by SUNCETT, aims to develop teacher’s skills for encouraging critical and creative thinking with their students through enquiry.

This 12 hour SAPERE (Society for the Advancement in Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education) validated course aims to develop teacher’s skills for encouraging critical and creative thinking with their students through enquiry.

  • Day one: 16th January 2009, 9.30-4 pm Room 6,
    The Gateway, City Campus, Sunderland
  • Day two: 30th January 2009, 9.30-4 pm Room 6,
    The Gateway, City Campus, Sunderland

In this introduction to Community of Enquiry/Philosophical Enquiry, teachers will begin to explore how the process of community of enquiry, used internationally, can develop good habits of thinking for our students.

See the flyer for further information.

Pilot of the Level 5 Award in Embedding Literacy, Language and Numeracy
The University of Sunderland’s Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT) is to pilot the award – Developing Embedded Approaches to Literacy, Language and Numeracy for Teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector: Level 5.

The award will take the form of a 20 credit module, likely delivered over 10 weeks. The target audience is all qualified teachers in the lifelong learning sector who need to embed literacy, language and numeracy into their programmes. The course complements the University’s CPD for teachers of the new 14-19 Diplomas, and CPD in Mentoring. Please send expressions of interest to cath.jackson@sunderland.ac.uk or sarah.rennie@sunderland.ac.uk.

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