CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING

Lisbon (Portugal)

ErasmusPlus-InServiceTraining

Pre-Registration

Would you like to participate in this course next school year 2022-2023? Please make a pre-registration so we can keep you informed about this course.

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Final Registration

You want to confirm your participation for this course in the schoolyear 2022-2023?

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

CONTENT

  • Collaboration

Local partners organize these international courses in cooperation with Eekhout Academy.

The hosting partner organisation is ALMADAFORMA

AlmadaForma

AlmadaForma: School’s Training Centre of Almada

Rua 25 de Abril

Monte da Caparica 2825-105

Almada – Portugal

PIC 945946911

  • What

Critical and creative thinking involves students thinking broadly and deeply using skills, behaviours and dispositions such as reason, logic, resourcefulness, imagination and innovation in all learning areas at school and in their lives beyond school.

Thinking that is productive, purposeful and intentional is at the centre of effective learning. By applying a sequence of thinking skills, students develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the processes they can use whenever they encounter problems, unfamiliar information and new ideas. In addition, the progressive development of knowledge about thinking and the practice of using thinking strategies can increase students’ motivation for, and management of, their own learning. They become more confident and autonomous problem-solvers and thinkers.

Responding to the challenges of the twenty-first century – with its complex environmental, social and economic pressures – requires young people to be creative, innovative, enterprising and adaptable, with the motivation, confidence and skills to use critical and creative thinking purposefully.

This capability combines two types of thinking: critical thinking and creative thinking. Though the two are not interchangeable, they are strongly linked, bringing complementary dimensions to thinking and learning.

Critical thinking is at the core of most intellectual activity that involves students learning to recognise or develop an argument, use evidence in support of that argument, draw reasoned conclusions, and use information to solve problems. Examples of critical thinking skills are interpreting, analysing, evaluating, explaining, sequencing, reasoning, comparing, questioning, inferring, hypothesising, appraising, testing and generalising.

Creative thinking involves students learning to generate and apply new ideas in specific contexts, seeing existing situations in a new way, identifying alternative explanations, and seeing or making new links that generate a positive outcome. This includes combining parts to form something original, sifting and refining ideas to discover possibilities, constructing theories and objects, and acting on intuition. The products of creative endeavour can involve complex representations and images, investigations and performances, digital and computer-generated output, or occur as virtual reality.

This course will focus on how to approach and implement critical and creative thinking in your own context. From a theoretical framework, we move on to concrete practical examples accompanied by school visits.

Available in October 2022

PRACTICALITIES

PORTUGAL – LISBON SOUTH BANK

The course is organized in the conference room of AlmadaMundo located at the South Bank of the river Tejo in Lisbon. (12 km from Lisbon airport).  The participants are free to stay in a hotel of their own choice.
There is very easy access from the airport. Public transport and taxis provide fast connection from and to Lisbon centre.

COURSE FEE

– 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‘.

FUNDING

– 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.

TAXI FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL

– There is a taxi service at the airport that can drive you to the hotel.
– It’s particularly difficult to leave Lisbon between 16:30 and 19:00 h and to enter Lisbon between 08:30 and 10:30 h.

METRO / AEROBUS , FERRY AND TAXI

You can take the metro located at exit of the arrival hall of the airport and leave the metro at the terminus station Cais do Sodré.
– The Aerobus is another good way to travel from and to the airport. The Aerobus provides a connection between the airport and Cais do Sodré.
– At the station of Cais do Sodre, you can take a ticket for the ferry boat to Cacilhas (south bank of River Tejo). During working hours, there is a crossing every 15 minutes. The ferry takes 12 minutes to arrive on the other side of the river.
– At Cacilhas you can take a taxi or tram for the remaining 5 km.

RENTAL CAR

– A rental car is not so expensive. Sharing a rental car with 3 other people for all transport during the course, can be cheaper than relying on a taxi.
– The airport is connected directly to the hotel by the Ring of Lisbon and the North-South Connection (Eixo Norte – Sul).
– Crossing the bridge, you have a marvellous view on Lisbon, the estuary and both banks of the River Tejo.
– Bring or rent a GPS.
– Check the prices of rental cars on the Internet.

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