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Thinking critically at Micklefield School

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Micklefield School in Rondebosch, Cape Town, recently hosted a conference dedicated to the development of children’s ability to think critically and creatively in the Foundation Phase.

Software developer Tim Keller opened the conference with his humorous and thought-provoking presentation on ‘The Future Classroom’ and Barbara Mallinson and Ennis Jones, creators of the powerful Obami social learning platform solution, had good advice for teachers struggling to present social media safely to their students.

Breakaway sessions focused on various information technology (IT) skills such as graphics, using tablets in the classroom, Mathletics and Wiki Spaces and then Katy Mthethwa, the thinking skills specialist at St Peter’s Preparatory School for Boys in Johannesburg, spoke about the importance of developing a language for thinking within the Foundation stage.

More breakaway sessions focused on in-depth insight into some of these thinking tools, after which the conference closed on a high note with a motivational address given by former Springbok athlete and amputee, Christo Spies. In his high-impact talk, Spies taught delegates how to change attitudes, create hope, face adversity and unleash potential.

Category: Summer 2012

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