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Course_thumb Critical Friends Group (CFG): Experienced Coaches' Institute Course
The American School in London

In this four-and-a-half-day institute for experienced CFG coaches, we use tools, processes, protocols, dispositions of critical friendship to become a learning community in which we can work to deepen our practice as members and coaches of CFGs.

£550.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 4 & 1/2 days)


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Stated learning outcomes for this course


During our time together, we:

  • use new and more familiar protocols and processes to look at student and adult work;
  • engage in peer observations using a variety of protocols and approaches;
  • strengthen facilitation skills;
  • delve into the connections between adult learning and collaboration;
  • explore how to support conversations among the adults in the school focus on teaching and learning.

Through these experiences, we explore the following questions:

  • How do you sustain and enhance the learning of the adults in a collaborative learning community?
  • What are the forces that get in the way of collaborative adult learning in schools and what do we do about them?
  • What are the conversations among adults that make a difference?
  • What is the role of risk-taking in adult learning?
  • How does working in adult collaboration, engaging in reflective discourse, and deprivatizing practice support student learning?
  • What are the connections between adult learning and school improvement?


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