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Meta Learning and Thinking Skills



The location of this course my be subject to change.

13-17 May 2019


You are interested in this course
for the schoolyear 2018-2019?
Pre-registration is now possible.

Make your pre-registration  


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 focusses 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 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 consist 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.



The seminar is organized in a hotel. There is a easy access from the airport.
If you would arrive earlier (Friday or Saturday) and/or leave later (Saturday or Sunday) we can book those supplementary nights at a reduced cost. Most of the participants arrive on Saturday afternoon.


- We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.
- The total course fee can be € 785, € 945 or € 1250.  For a detailed explanation, have a look at the'Cost Structure'.
- Maltese participants, who don't use a hotel room, obtain a reduced fee.

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).

For more information, please contact Mr Peter Van de Moortel, course director.