• Workshop overview

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    Nurturing critical thinking in French B

    online | € 145 | 4 hours of training by Nitisha Hazareesing | new dates TBC

    Register = live workshop + recordings + materials
    Register for the upcoming workshop and already get access to recordings & materials from the past workshop. Send an email to aafje@philpot.education to register.


    This live online workshop is aimed at teachers of French B course for the IB Diploma Programme who want to nurture critical thinking and encourage students to think broadly and deeply.

    The workshop leader, Nitisha Hazareesing, is an experienced subject area leader and examiner.  

    The workshop consists of 4 x 1-hour of tuition.

    The number of participants is limited to 30 participants, who will be able to engage with each other and the content through Zoom and this website. Recordings of each session and downloadable content will be made available to participants. 

    The workshop fee is € 145 (including handling fees & VAT). 

    Participants will receive a digital Philpot Education certificate afterwards. This workshop is not endorsed by the IB. Register here >

    Session Date Time Description
    1 TBD 16:00 - 17:00 CET How important is critical thinking in a language course?  Why is critical thinking an essential skill in the 21st century? How to bring about critical thinking in the French B course ? 
    2 TBD 16:00 - 17:00 CET How to instil critical thinking through inquiry based teaching? What is the relevance of free thinking in the French world?How do students apply critical thinking to concepts and themes in the French B course? 
    3 TBD 16:00 - 17:00 CET How to develop and express critical thinking? How to help students express logical connection between ideas, determine the relevance and importance of ideas and recognise and build arguments in the Individual Oral?
     
    4 TBD 16:00 - 17:00 CET How can students approach problems in a consistent and systematic way? How do students provide reasoning and support for an argument they wish to make? How can students apply critical skills to be successful in the Writing Paper 1? 
    Workshop leader

    Nitisha Hazareesing has taught for 22 years and is passionate and committed to teaching languages. Her motto is to instil in her students the love for the language and to make of them strong opinionated individuals.

    She is an experienced teacher, examiner, subject area leader, and has co-authored the French B Support Site for Philpot Education, a provider of educational resources and workshops. Since 2010, she has taught French at Overseas Family School.

    Participant note
    « The course has provided me with ideas and resources, beyond my expectations and I cannot wait to implement it in my lessons. Nitisha is not only an excellent course leader but she is so generous with her resources and will not hesitate to share her knowledge with us (this is in complement with the website’s resources). She didn’t hesitate to amend her well-planned course to focus on the participants’ needs as our questions arise and the discussions were extremely fruitful, both for new and experienced teachers. Thank you, Nitisha, for your tireless work!”
    Anouck Brenot
    Avant tout, je tiens à te remercier de ton aide précieuse et des ressources que tu as partagées avec nous. C'est fondamental pour nous tous enseignants de pouvoir s'entraider.

    Durant cet atelier avec comme thème "L'esprit Critique", Nitisha nous a présenté en détails et de manière claire tous les aspects en nous présentant et partageant les ressources adéquates de manière à nous faciliter le travail. Le fait de pouvoir échanger nos idées et opinions est important et enrichissant. Nitisha a su aussi être flexible et s'adapter à nos besoins en changeant parfois ses plans pour satisfaire nos interrogations et souvent en débordant dans le temps limite. Je referai cet atelier sans hésitation. 4h semblent peu et peut-être une session en plus à dédier à l'échange de techniques entre participants serait idéale. Un Grand Merci à Nitisha pour son dur travail et son enthousiasme.
    Nathalie Vieillard



    • Session 1

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      Tuesday 5 January | 16:00 - 17:00 CET / +1 GMT

      How important is critical thinking in a language course?  Why is critical thinking an essential skill in the 21st century? How to bring about critical thinking in the French B course ? 

    • Session 2

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      Thursday 7 January | 16:00 - 17:00 CET / +1 GMT

      How to instil critical thinking through inquiry based teaching? What is the relevance of free thinking in the French world? How do students apply critical thinking to concepts and themes in the French B course? 

    • Session 3

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      Tuesday 12 January | 16:00 - 17:00 CET / +1 GMT

      How to develop and express critical thinking? How to help students express logical connection between ideas, determine the relevance and importance of ideas and recognise and build arguments in the Individual Oral?

    • Session 4

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      Thursday 14 January | 16:00 - 17:00 CET

      How can students approach problems in a consistent and systematic way? How do students provide reasoning and support for an argument they wish to make? How can students apply critical skills to be successful in the Writing Paper 1? 

    • Register

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      Register for this workshop by sending an email to aafje@philpot.education with:

      • name of workshop
      • name of the participant
      • email address of the participant
      • school / institution
      • address for invoice / contact person for invoice

      We will process your registration and send an invoice + PayPal payment request for €145 (incl. VAT & handling). You will get the option to pay with your PayPal balance or by credit card if you don't have a PayPal account. Alternatively you can transfer money to our Dutch bank account. After successful payment, you will be sent the login details to the workshop.

      Please contact Aafje van de Hulsbeek at aafje@philpot.education if you have questions about the registration or payment procedure.

      • Wrap-up

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