Postgraduate Module Descriptor
EFPM916: Thinking Skills and Creativity in the Internet Age
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
This module will enable you to develop your own understanding of what thinking skills and creative thinking are, whether and how we can teach for thinking and creativity and how teaching thinking relates to dialogue and networked technologies. You will also learn about the implications of the Internet Age for teaching and learning. The module will equip you with knowledge and understanding of a range of different theories and contemporary approaches to thinking skills. It will also introduce you to research on teaching thinking and creativity within the context of the internet age. It will be an excellent preparation for either developing and applying your own approach to teaching thinking in your own educational context or for continuing to further research and you will gain a good understanding of issues around thinking skills and creativity.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate the ability to reflect on and critically evaluate claims that have been made about teaching thinking, and creativity;|
2. Demonstrate the ability to examine and critically evaluate various accounts of the relationship between cognition, networked communication technologies and social context;
3. Demonstrate a systematic conceptual understanding of theories of social and meditational aspects of learning;
4. Demonstrate the ability to relate this knowledge in a critical and self-aware way to the practice of teaching and learning and furthermore of thinking as a subject in its own right;
5. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and critique the arguments and the ideas around the development of dispositions, habits, skills and strategies in the context of the Internet Age (or 21st Century skills) in order to form your own original synthesis;
6. Demonstrate your originality and self-direction in dealing with complex issues by identifying dispositions, habits, skills and strategies for the Internet Age and applying these to other curriculum areas and to 'real-world' problems;
7. Demonstrate your originality and self-direction in dealing with complex issues by identifying dispositions, habits, skills and strategies for the Internet Age and applying these to other curriculum areas and to 'real-world' problems;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||8. Demonstrate the ability to review and evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship relevant to the module content through close analysis of practice and theory;|
9. Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in relevant areas of the study and be able to discuss these in relation to personal beliefs and values;
10. Demonstrate the ability to critique theory, policy and research orally and in writing, drawing on relevant reading and research;
11. Demonstrate the ability to apply research-informed knowledge to evaluate ongoing school-based programmes;
|Personal and Key Skills||12. Demonstrate the ability to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data based upon critical reflection; and|
13. Demonstrate the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.