Humanities Training Packages

 

1.  Whole Day CPD –  REleasing Rhinos___more

Active and engaging teaching and learning for all.  A popular and practical one day course which focuses on what high quality Humanities looks like in the classroom. Through active participation and application, colleagues will trial a range of practical activities designed to support and develop pupils’ enquiry skills – a key element of the primary history and geography programmes of study.  Participants will consider how to set effective tasks that will ensure a better balance between teacher-led and pupil-centred learning.

This is an opportunity to experience creative learning from this our most popular school twilight programmes; ‘active and engaging RE’, ‘active and engaging history and geography’ and ‘developing enquiry skills in humanities’.  This course will ensure that delegates are equipped with a wide range of strategies to encourage learning through active engagement. So who are your Rhinos…?

2.  Building Enquiring Skills in Primary Humanities___more

This active and engaging one-day course focuses on building enquiry skills essential to learning in humanities. Through active participation and application, colleagues will trial a range of strategies designed to inspire children’s fascination about the world and its society.

This is an opportunity to develop an enquiring pedagogy to drive the new primary curriculum. This course will ensure that delegates are equipped with a wide range of strategies to encourage active and engaging teaching and learning in RE, history and geography. By attending this course, delegates will

    • contribute to a shared pedagogy which will inspire teachers and pupils alike
    • develop a practical range of strategies which encourage active engagement in humanities and across the   curriculum
    • further the development of active learning strategies such as enquiry skills and higher order thinking skills

3.  The 90 minute Twilight CPD,  Active and Engaging History/ Geography___more

The focus here is on moving pupils from being passive spectators to active learners in geography and history with an emphasis on ensuring an appropriate level of challenge.

Areas to be covered include:

  • lively starters
  • strategies to encourage active engagement in history and geography
  • using images to engage and inspire
  • developing skills of inference, evaluation, hypothesising and synthesis

4. Developing enquiry skills in History / Geography___more

Enquiry is implicit in the National Curriculum orders for both history and geography.  This active session will equip teachers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop enquiry skills effectively.

Areas to be covered include:

      • getting to grips with enquiry
      • asking geographical / historical questions
      • practical activities to promote enquiry skills

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