Aspire Conference Keynote

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Slides used for the opening keynote at the Aspire conference, Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

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Aspire Conference Keynote

  1. 1. Inspirational teaching – inspired learning James Nottingham @JamesNottinghm www.challenginglearning.com
  2. 2. Download slides from …www.challenginglearning.comResources for inquiry from:www.p4c.com www.facebook.com/C hallengingLearning @JamesNottinghm
  3. 3. Scandinavians talk about ‘curling parents’
  4. 4. Number of words heard by childrenA child in a welfare-dependent family hears on average616 words an hour 500A child in a working-class home hears on average 1,251words an hour 700A child in a professional home hears on average 2,153words an hour 1100Number of words spoken by the time children are 3Hart &Risley, 1995
  5. 5. By the time they start school in the UK … Some children start school knowing 6,000 words. Others, just 500 words. Rowntree Foundation http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ma gazine/8013859.stm
  6. 6. Self-fulfilling prophecies
  7. 7. Rank order should not matter … Progress is the key to learning 92 90 90 85 86 85 73 78 84 64 70 78 43 41 40 32 35 34
  8. 8. Using graphs to show progress 90 50 65 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  9. 9. Independent and Intuitive and Sharp and quick- intellectual Aquarius sympathetic Pisces witted AriesLike to be different Vague & careless Procrastinator Strongly Very versatile and Shrewd and determined Taurus adaptable Gemini cautious Cancer Self indulgent Inconsistent Indecisive & moodyBroad-minded and Practical and Easygoing and expansive Leo diligent Virgo sociable LibraBossy & intolerant Overcritical & harsh Prone to daydream Powerful and Intellectual and Very disciplined and passionate Scorpio philosophical Sagittarius focused Capricorn Obsessive Tactless & restless Fatalistic
  10. 10. The Learning Challenge Clarity 1. Concept 2. Conflict 1 2 Confusion
  11. 11. A selection of thinking skillsANALYSE DESCRIBE GROUP RESPONDANTICIPATE DETERMINE HYPOTHESI SEQUENCEAPPLY DISCUSS SE SIMPLIFYCAUSAL- ELABORATE IDENTIFY SHOW HOWLINK ESTIMATE INFER SOLVECHOOSE EVALUATE INTERPRET SORTCLASSIFY EXEMPLIFY ORGANISE SUMMARISECOMPARE EXPLORE PARAPHRA SUPPORTCONNECT SE GENERALISE TESTCONTRAST PREDICT GIVE VERIFYDECIDE EXAMPLES QUESTION VISUALISEDEFINE GIVE RANK REASONS REPRESEN T
  12. 12. Eureka moments come from challenge Clarity 1. Concept 2. Conflict 1 3. Construct Confusion 3 2
  13. 13. Kriticos = able to make judgements Critical Thinking Comes from the Greek, Kriticos Meaning: able to make judgements Source: www.etymonline.com
  14. 14. P4C and thinking skills “No programme I am aware of is more likely to teach durable and transferable thinking skills than Philosophy for Children”Robert SternbergPresident of the American Psychological Association
  15. 15. Download slides from …www.challenginglearning.comResources for inquiry from:www.p4c.com www.facebook.com/C hallengingLearning @JamesNottinghm

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