Sustained Shared Thinking - Online Training Course

Course Description

This programme will provide a thorough insight into the early research methods of Sustained Shared Thinking, and how this research is used today. Using this as a basis, the programme will look at how adults can use this to enhance children’s learning.

Key Features

• Level 2 programme (as graded against the nationally accepted levels and equivalent to GCSE grades A* - C)

• Two modules with multiple choice questionnaires

• Two CPD hours with a personalised downloadable certificate

• 70% pass mark

• Written with experts at the Pre-school Learning Alliance

Programme objectives

The purpose of this programme is to help adults better understand how to enhance learning and development in children.

1. Understand the basic principles of Sustained Shared Thinking.

2. Identify the different ways to engage with a child to aid their development

3. Learn and use the SSTEW scales.

4. Learn how to self-evaluate and reflect on your use of the scales.

This programme is relevant for anyone that works closely with children in an early years setting..

Module Content:

1. Research and what it tells us

• Research into sustained shared thinking and what it tells us/

• Practitioners’ thoughts on sustained shared thinking and implementing.

2. What adults can do to support and promote children’s learning

• What adults can do to support children’s learning.

• The SSTEW rating scale.

• What to do to make it a significant part of normal practise.

How to apply

This course normally costs £21 but is available free to gold members. For more details see our online training page.

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