Use Discussion Circles in the Primary Classroom

Cool Australia
Educating for a Sustainable future
Learn how to facilitate interesting class discussion circles, which help students lead their learning and find their voice.
Target Audience
Primary Teachers
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General Description

his course will help you facilitate class discussion circles, where students are more actively involved and can safely explore their personal, social and cultural views. You will discover how to switch from a teacher who gives direct instructions to a facilitator who lets their students lead their learning.
From an experienced facilitator, you’ll learn:

- The basics of facilitation.
- How to set up a discussion circle for any group of students.
- How to use tools like group agreements and open-ended questions.
- How to provide a safe space for students to listen and share their views.

Audience

Primary Teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

Did you know that courses are 50% off with TTA School Membership? - Click here to learn more about School Membership

Are you paying for this PD yourself? - If so, you might benefit from TTA Online Individual Subscription. Pay $299 + GST and access up to 20 PD hours over 12 months. Click here to learn more about Individual Subscription.

Money Back Guarantee - If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit tta.edu/go/refund to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards

1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.5.2 Proficient Level – Use effective classroom communication

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 3.3.2 & 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now Now Online Places available $59 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Introduction

15 minutes

Get started with your online professional development.

Facilitation and Discussion Circles

30 minutes

Discover what facilitation means and how circles work.

Two Important Parts

30 minutes

Learn about two important parts of facilitation.

Facilitation Tools

30 minutes

Find out what strategies you can use to be a facilitator.

Reflection

15 minutes

Reflect on your course learning and next steps.

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About the team


Cool Australia

Creator

Cool Australia is an award winning not-for-profit dedicated to supporting educators with tools to foster ‘learning for life’. We help integrate topics around sustainability, ethics, economics and wellbeing across the curriculum. This enables teachers of all age groups and disciplines to engage young Aussies in real-life learning whilst achieving Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes. Our accredited professional development is designed to build your confidence, understanding and expertise. You will learn through a mixture of practical and thinking activities as well as hearing the stories of others. Plus you will access a range of teaching tools that can you can use straight away in your teaching.