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Turning Learning Around: Infusing the Teaching of Thinking into Content Instruction

A One-Day Workshop on 27 September and repeated 28 September 2013, Queen’s University Belfast.

Conducted by Robert Swartz, National Centre for Teaching Thinking, USA with Carol McGuinness, Queen’s University, Belfast.

The workshop will show, through classroom demonstrations, how lessons can be designed and taught using an infusion methodology, where thinking and curriculum content are taught simultaneously.  Participants will have the opportunity to come up with their own ideas about similar lessons in their own instructional context. Model lessons and lesson-design material, including specially-designed graphic organizers for use in such lessons, will be made available. This approach is consistent with the Northern Ireland Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Framework, and with the new emphasis on thinking in the Junior Cycle in the Republic of Ireland.

The workshop will be suitable for both primary and post-primary teachers, curriculum co-ordinators, curriculum designers, and teacher educators. Participants from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and across the UK are very welcome to join the network and to attend the workshops.

The fee is £100 for the one-day workshop.

To enrol click here or email j.clawson@qub.ac.uk.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of registration received in writing before September 13, 2013 will result in a refund minus an administration fee of £25. For refund, please contact the workshop organisers via j.clawson@qub.ac.uk.  Bank charges and exchange rates will be deducted from the amount to be refunded. No refunds are possible after September 13, 2013.


Carol McGuinness

Carol McGuinness is Professor of Psychology at Queen’s University and  has previously worked with Northern Ireland teachers, developing thinking lessons through infusion (the ACTS project), and has advised CCEA on thinking aspects of the Northern Ireland curriculum.

Robert Swartz

Robert Swartz is a leading international educator on thinking-based learning and has worked with teachers and schools around the world. He is an emeritus faculty member of the University of Massachusetts and Director of the National Centre for Teaching Thinking (NCTT).   He has published numerous books and articles on this subject.