Cognition First: Changing the way we all think.

Our modular workshops provide staff with bite-size access to key ideas in the domain of cognition and learning. The professional practice program gives staff the opportunity to purposefully innovate with their new learning tools in a friendly, supported way.

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Prioritise Teacher Development

The cognition workshops and professional practice program will help your school make the long-term changes that lead to sustainable improvements in learning outcomes. Traditional 'Inset' based PD has very little impact on change in classroom practice or student outcomes.

Professional Practice

Sustainable professional practice

This Proposal dives into the detail of the R&D project.

Accessible Resources

Well organised and easy to understand evidence

Changing the way we engage with evidence.

Easy-to-follow Format

Design thinking for teachers

Step-by-step framework for sustainable change.

PD Topics

These fundamental principles provide educators with new perspectives on the learning process. Within the program, we use these as the foundation for any classroom applications we explore.

Embodied Cognition
Working Memory
Sequencing learning
Long-Term Memory
Critical Thinking

Modular 'Hands-on' Workshops

Choose topics that are most relevant to your learners needs. This growing selection of courses will support your staff in getting the most out of your new classroom tools.

Who's engaged in our program?

Have engaged with Structural Learning
Have used our tools
Are running research, seminars or programs

Professional Practice Program: FAQ's

How do we embed evidence?

We have found that small 'modules' of professional development embedded into the program help staff to reframe their classroom practice.

What is design thinking?

It's basically practical problem-solving. We carefully unpick student need and then use this to design different learning experiences. We help you unravel the complexity into actionable steps.

What year groups is this for?

We have teaching staff from EYFS all the way up to KS5. The cognitive principles are universal and can be adapted and applied across concepts, topics and age groups.

How much does this cost?

It depends upon the size of the project. We want to make sure that your investment in resources is well utilised. Please talk to us for a quote.

How is it delivered?

For the R&D project, at least 4 twilight/half day sessions will need to be allocated over a year.

What support is available?

An R&D launch meeting gives staff an opportunity to 'play' with new tools and ideas. The teachers research journal simplifies the design thinking approach into digestible steps.

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University of Worcester
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 Kits for R&D Schools
Bite-Size Chunks of CPD

Key themes that change the way you think.

Need to get your staff thinking differently about learning? I run short, sharp 'perspective shifting' sessions on all things cognition and learning.

Critical Thinking

Arrange a time to talk

If you're curious about this approach and want to find out a little more before you make any decisions then give us a call. If you prefer, you can send an email to: