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Quality Enhancement

Teaching Creative and Critical Thinking

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 10

Study mode Part time

Duration 46 weeks

Start date Sep 2024

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Course overview

As well as being able to deliver subject matter and skills, teachers have an important third role: cultivating creative and critical thinking capabilities.  This qualification is about designing, developing and delivering a flexible pedagogical approach that enables deep thinking skills including creative and critical thinking, metacognition and ethical reasoning, enabling their learners to deeply understand and apply the curriculum – and preparing them for a lifetime of learning. 

What you will learn

The qualification will provide skills to enhance a candidate’s performance by considering how they can:

  • identify, foster and measure both creative and critical thinking in today’s learning environment
  • give their learners the opportunity to solve open-ended, real-life problems which will provide them with explicit and structured experience working in the space of uncertainty.

The qualification will also ask the candidates to:

  • explore how teachers can address the mismatch between the demands on teachers to meet everyone’s needs and how individuals learn. Quite often the measuring stick for successful academic learning has led to assumptions about learning difficulties in our learners, so teachers need to change their perspectives on how to meet the needs of those people who learn differently.
  • evaluate and implement approaches to optimise the learning progress by introducing flexible, creative and critical thinking pedagogies/andragogy into the learning environment.

Not all learning takes place in a classroom environment and again skills will be needed for teachers to be able to:

  • plan, deliver and assess in increasingly creative ways while still being able to meet the robust requirements of academic learning.

Placement information

  •  All participants will be current practitioners.

 

 

How the course is assessed

This is a creative award in itself so the assessment has been addressed creatively:

  • No lengthy essays to write.
  • Collaborative learning and assessment.
  • Evidence occurs naturally as you work through the award.

Number of days per week

  • Delivery of the course is 1 day per week, 1 x 2-hour session from 6 pm - 8 pm online through Microsoft Teams.
  • However, this is negotiable depending on the cohort.

Entry requirements

This qualification has been designed for people who are normally in a career or vocation who want to broaden their skills base and knowledge. Entry to these qualifications will be at the discretion of the centre but candidates would normally be expected to demonstrate competence in the following;

  • HND or equivalent 
  • English at level 6 (Higher or Communication 6). 
  • Numeracy Skills at SCQF level 4
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Skills at SCQF level 5
  • or similar qualifications or experience

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  •  The interview before the course will be dialogue only.

 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

This qualification has been designed for people who are normally in a career or vocation who want to broaden their skills base and knowledge.  Entry to these qualifications will be at the discretion of the centre but candidates would normally be expected to demonstrate competence in the following;HND or equivalentEnglish at level 6 (Higher or Communication 6). Numeracy Skills at SCQF level 4Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Skills at SCQF level 5 or similar qualifications or experience

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • This course could lead to higher level awards or to further prospects in employment.

Career options

  • Successful completion of the course will give the participants a higher level of skill and broaden their capability level making them more employable.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Part time 09/09/24 45 Weeks

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