Course Topic: Critical Thinking

Critical thinking and problem-solving represent two abilities or competencies for innovation in the 21st century.

Developing critical thinking means questioning, identifying different points of view, and evaluating arguments made by others.

So, contrary to widespread belief, critical thinking can be learned and implemented in any classroom to develop students’ thinking skills for comprehensive and autonomous learning.

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Artificial Intelligence for Education: Exploring the Frontiers of ICT

Gain practical knowledge and strategies for using AI tools such as Chat GPT for language practice. Learn the best practices for implementing AI in the classroom to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.

Introduction to the Finnish Education Model

Gain a better understanding of Finland’s progressive style of teaching and practical methods. Explore various student-centered approaches that make teaching and learning more holistic.

Effective Pedagogies for 21st-Century Learning

Learn how to embrace new pedagogical practices to effectively promote the acquisition of soft skills in mainstream education. Explore practical know-how on four fundamental student-centered approaches.

Project-Based Learning (PBL): Make Students’ Learning Real and Effective!

Discover Project-Based Learning and an array of strategies to integrate into the curriculum using the latest tools and techniques. Create and carry out your own PBL project to boost student engagement and assure long-lasting retention of knowledge.

Project-Based Learning for Pre-school

Discover PBL through inspiring examples and learn how to incorporate it into your teaching. Identify tools for preschool students and become a mentor promoting problem-solving, critical thinking, autonomy, collaboration, and 21st-century skills.

Project-Based Learning for Primary School

Deepen your knowledge about PBL. Discover which tools are best for the students, how to effectively evaluate their learning, and how to be a good mentor in order to promote critical thinking, autonomy, collaboration, and other 21st-century skills.

Digital Media Literacy: Essential Skills for the Digital Age

Learn how to evaluate the credibility and quality of media products, besides becoming a responsible creator thereof and developing the ability to pass content on to students.

Discovering the Best Educational Systems from Europe and the World

Explore the particularities of different educational systems around the world and recent educational reforms. Discover how to use new thinking routines to evaluate the assigned educational system, perceive its complexity, and establish connections.

Mastering Project, Task, Problem, and Competency-Based Learning

Develop an understanding of project-based, thinking-based, problem-based, and competency-based learning approaches. Learn to seamlessly integrate these methods into teaching practices, empowering students with practical skills.

ChatGPT and Basic AI Tools

Explore the basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence in education to empower teachers to use basic AI tools, such as ChatGPT, to enhance teaching and learning. Learn how to use AI tools to decrease the workload.

Classroom Debates: Turn Them Into an Effective Teaching Tool

Develop an understanding of the numerous benefits of implementing debates in your curriculum. Use debates as a tool to develop critical thinking, acquire crucial research skills, foster appreciation for diverse views, and improve engagement.

Digital Tools for Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking (4Cs)

Acquire the knowledge, the know-how, and the confidence to insert the 4Cs skills into the curriculum and school environment. Learn to design practical activities using ICT resources, which are more efficient at developing the 4Cs in students.

Discover the 7Cs: Learning for Life (and Work) in the 21st Century

Acquire knowledge on how to innovate school curricula by gaining a systematic understanding of 7 of the most important soft skills in the 21st century as a response to migration and rapid technological development.

Global Education and Critical Media Literacy: Essential Elements in Contemporary Teaching

Gain a practical understanding of the basic principles of Global Education and learn to design educational activities based on its pillars.

Integrating AI in the Classroom With Critical Thinking

Gain the knowledge and skills to embrace your role in an AI-driven world and utilize AI tools to enhance student learning. Learn practical strategies for identifying struggling students, creating intelligent tutoring systems, and automating tasks like grading.

Soft Skills for Strong Teachers

Deepen your understanding of the notion of soft skills and reflect on your own leadership, creativity, and communication abilities, among others. Learn how to incorporate the transmission of those skills into every facet of education.

The 4Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration in Schools

Acquire an understanding of the '4C's' and acknowledge their significance as essential life skills. Explore methods for integrating these skills into both the curriculum and the school environment.

Visible Thinking: Discover the Power of Thinking Routines

Discover the benefits of visible thinking and its ability to foster deep learning through the introduction of various thinking routines applicable in the classroom. Support students in becoming problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and independent learners.

Visual Arts as a Tool for Communication and Learning

Explore the impact of visual communication in today's digital media landscape for teaching and storytelling. Learn how to leverage visual communication and media literacy to cultivate critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.