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For our November Cambridge Schools Conference Online, we will be offering seven workshop sessions which will focus on sub-themes in more detail and one panel discussion with workshop leaders:
Workshop theme: The Welldoing approach to supporting learner metacognition
Date: Monday 22 November 13:00-14:00 GMT
This workshop introduces you to a range of practical, classroom-based welldoing strategies which enable all learners, including those with Special Educational Needs, to learn, ‘do well’ and fulfil their potential. Welldoing strategies directly support learner wellbeing; learners are empowered to personalise and take greater control of their learning, leading to the development of successful lifelong learning habits. You will also explore how the approach enables you to embed inclusive teaching and learning practices in your classroom. The Welldoing approach can be applied to all subjects and student ages from primary to A Level.
Speakers: Dr Karen Angus-Cole (Lecturer and Director of Studies in Education, University of Bath) and Abby Osborne (Curriculum Development Officer, University of Bath)
Workshop theme: Metacognition for school leaders
Date: Tuesday 23 November 09:00-10:00 GMT
Reflecting in a sophisticated way on our own learning and thinking can be transformational. This workshop will address the importance of metacognition for schools and school leaders. There will be time for discussion and sharing good practice, and there will be practical examples to take away. We will explore the following questions:
Speaker: Anna Smith (Senior Education Manager, currently seconded to a project exploring digital qualifications)
Workshop theme: Language and thinking
Date: Tuesday 23 November 13:00-14:00 GMT
This workshop will explore the debate about the link between language and cognition. In this discussion we will focus on the causal link between language and thought – and take a good look at evidence suggesting that literacy – and within this oracy – may be in decline. We will explore the following questions:
Speaker: Tim Oates CBE (Group Director, Assessment Research and Development)
Workshop theme: Metacognition and online learning
Date: Wednesday 24 November 09:00-10:00 GMT
Speaker: Alexandra Afonso (Senior Digital Learning Designer) and Dr Clare Roper (Cambridge Trainer)
Workshop theme: Self-regulation and metacognition – helping students to think about their learning
Date: Tuesday 30 November 09:00-10:00 GMT
Speaker: Dr Liz Duncombe (Digital Learning Manager, Cambridge Assessment International Education) and Sarah Talbot-Joyce (Education Manager, Cambridge Assessment International Education)
Workshop theme: And how did that make you feel? Metacognition and wellbeing
Date: Wednesday 1 December 09:00-10:00 GMT
Wellbeing – how learners feel and function at school – is a topic of increasing interest among educators worldwide. Metacognition can be a wellspring not only for learning but also learners’ wellbeing. In this workshop, we will investigate research suggesting that learners’ thinking about their feelings is as important as their thinking about their thinking (metacognition). The implications for the future of education and teachers will be discussed.
Speaker: Tania Clarke (PhD Scholar, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge)
Workshop theme: Supporting metacognitive development in early years: the how and why.
Date: Thursday 2 December 09:00-10:00 GMT
Metacognitive and self-regulatory abilities are significantly influenced by children’s early experiences and, as a consequence, they can easily be encouraged within educational settings. In this workshop, we will discuss how metacognition and self-regulation develop in early childhood, the role of a safe and playful context in supporting this development, and what teaching practices elicit and encourage early metacognitive development.
Speaker: Dr Martina Kuvalja (Senior Researcher, Cambridge University Press & Assessment)
A live session with workshop leaders discussing their thoughts, reflections and experiences on themes in the keynote video and the live Q&A.
Date: Thursday 2 December at 13:00-14:00 GMT
Chaired by Julie Reid, Education Manager and Jessica Mooney, Education Manager, Cambridge Assessment International Education
Sorry this conference is now fully booked