Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM916: Thinking Skills and Creativity in the Internet Age

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (10 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Judith Kleine Staarman (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


In this module you will learn about teaching thinking and creative 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, what the relationship is between thinking, creativity and dialogue and between teaching thinking, creativity and networked technology.

You will find out about a number 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, creativity and dialogue in the internet age. You will also have the opportunity to experience collaborative knowledge creation mediated by online tools and to develop knowledge about specific approaches to teaching (creative) thinking and dialogue for your own educational context or future.

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