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Meta Learning and Thinking Skills



Postponed until next school year – 10-14 May 2021

Would you like to participate in this course
next school year 2020-2021?
Please make a pre-registration so we can keep you informed about this course.

Make your pre-registration  

Dates can be subject to change and are only final after official confirmation by the course provider.


This course is run in collaboration with Grunnskólinn í Þorlákshöfn 
Egilsbraut 35
815 Þorlákshöfn
PIC 921027708



The basic line of the course is the quote of Edward De Bono; “The quality of our future depends on the quality of our thinking!”

So, what do we really need for deep and effective learning in education and life?

The course focuses on the necessary thinking processes for learning. We provide different frameworks for thinking such as the Bloom’s taxonomy, structured thinking of De Bono, critical thinking, growth mindset, philosophy, meta-learning and other major thinking frames.

We have a close look on what is happening inside the brain of the learner in order to adapt to the teaching and learning initiatives. During the course we learn about insights in different ways of thinking and define the relevance in learning.

We experience different tools for thinking in the classroom and teachers room. Valuable tools for building metacognition, self-regulation and critical thinking will be explored and provided as practical teaching material for teachers and school leaders. 

The course methodology is based on social constructive learning and consists of teaching moments, interactive discussions, co-creative sessions, reflections to own context and is focused on implementation in the work field of the participants. An open sourced and free to use digital 'knowledge wall' will be constructed during the course by all participants.

Provisional programme ‘Meta Learning and Thinking Skills’

Day 1
Focus 1: Urgency for thinking about thinking in education and frameworks for thinking (Blooms taxonomy revised)

Day 2
Focus 2: The Higher Order Thinking classroom Introduction
The thinking classroom and self-steering for pupils
The HOT classroom: teaching for thinking: 4 frameworks for teaching (critical thinking, productive thinking, creative thinking, philosophical thinking)  
Lesson preparation for teaching activity.

Day 3
Focus 3: Formative assessment & feedback for self-regulating learning for students (Bateson&Dilts)  
Asking questions and chunking as methodology for deeper thinking.

Day 4
Focus 4: Creativity can be learned, how to teach creativity to learners?

Day 5
Focus 5: Wrap up and action plan to become a teacher in the Higher Order Thinking Classroom


Interactive lectures and training moments to practice thinking skills.
Study visit to the Edward de Bono Thinking Institute



The seminar is organized in a hotel. There is an easy access from the airport.


- We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.
- For a detailed explanation, have a look at our 'Cost Structure'.

- You can request an Erasmus Plus grant from your national agency which will cover almost all costs of this course.
- We can guide you through the process of funding and application. To do so, you need the make a pre-registration.
- After pre-registration, we’ll contact you by mail and provide the application help.


More information will soon be available.


Don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information on the content and the organization of the course.
We can provide support during the process, give some help and provide tips for the application documents, advice you on the European Staff Development Plan (part of the application) or your professionalization plan and help you after approval with the practical arrangements (e.g. information on travel and accommodation).

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