Postgraduate Module Descriptor
EFPM315: Teaching Thinking in the Internet Age
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
Rupert Wegerif (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
In this module you will learn about teaching thinking in the context of the new models of education emerging in the Internet Age. You will explore answers to the questions of what teaching thinking means now and what is the relationship between thinking and dialogue and between teaching thinking and communications technology. You will find out about a range of approaches to teaching thinking exploring both the practices and the ideas behind them. The practical approaches you look at will depend on your interests and those of the group of students with you. They will include some or all of: Philosophy for Children, ‘Thinking Together’, ‘Learning to Learn Together (L2L2)’, 21st Century Skills, Metacognition, Group Cognition and Thinking Schools. You will look at a range of different learning theories in an attempt to understand education for thinking and dialogue in the internet age. You will also have the opportunity to experience collaborative knowledge creation mediated by online tools and to develop a specific approach to teaching thinking and dialogue for your own educational context.