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CLIL Methodology Teacher workshop

Scaffolding & Critical Thinking

The workshop aims to develop insights into critical thinking and its implications for educational practice. It will consider the value and impact of critical thinking and build on participants’ personal knowledge of the approach. It will also provide a range of practical strategies for implementation into practice in schools throughout the age phases, such as questioning techniques. Differentiation within groups taught by participants will be discussed and how different methods could aid students of all abilities. You will understand in more details how to support learners by providing helpful hints to help students as they access challenging concepts


To be able to define critical thinking.

To consider the value of the approach.

To have a knowledge and understanding of the theoretical viewpoints underpinning the practice.

To have awareness of a range of appropriate strategies to implement in settings throughout the early years and school age phases, such as approaches within parts of lessons, Flipped Learning and an Immersive Environment.




Pat Beckley

Senior Lecturer

Pat is working in Research within the School, developing projects with networks of colleagues locally, in Europe, particularly Norway, and in Africa. BGU colleagues and trainees are supported to raise their research profile, building on work with a Post-Doctoral Research Lecturer, Ph.D student and Ed.D Action Learning Set. Pat joined BGU in 2005 on the PGCE Primary programme, with responsibility for Early Years, and she undertook the Academic Co-ordinator role for the 3-7 cohort from 2007-2015. This comprised leading the 3-7 PGCE Primary Full-time, part-time and School Direct cohorts, as well as contributing to research and early years sessions in other courses such as EYTS, Early Childhood Studies and Masters programmes. Prior to this, Pat worked in schools, leading age phases 3-11 and gaining NPQH, before working with the Local Authority to support Early Years and Music in schools and settings.


Lindon, J. Beckley. P, Lindon. L. (2016) (2nd ed,) Effective Early Years Leadership London: Hodder

Beckley, P. (ed) (2013) The New Early Years Foundation Stage: Changes, challenges and reflections. Published by OUP Contributors include academics at universities in Leeds Metropolitan, Birmingham, Northampton, York St. John, St Mary’s Canada, Anglia Ruskin, Cumbria, Worcester and experts such as Elizabeth Carruthers (mathematics) and Anita Soni and Liz Creed (psychology)

Beckley, P. (ed) (2012) Learning in Early Childhood: A whole child approach from birth to eight London: Sage. Contributors include Anita Soni, Senior Psychologist; Rebecca Glenton Leading Teacher for Early Years; Sharon Marsden, Headteacher; Helen Hendry, Sue Lambert, Jane Johnston and Lindy Nahmad-Williams, Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln

2013 Chapter in Education Series edited by Curtiss, W. Ward, S. based on Approaches to Early Years published by Sage

2009 Co-authored with Karen Elvidge and Helen Hendry Implementing The Early Years Foundation Stage: A Handbook published by OUP

2009 Chapter in Thinking About Play: Developing a Reflective Approach by Prof. Janet Moyles    Pub: OUP

2009 Chapter in book based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, Area of Learning – Shape, Space and Measures. Book edited by Jane Johnston and Lindy Nahmad-Williams

2009 Article for EYE with Karen Elvidge and Helen Hendry based on Starting from the Child

2008 Boxed contribution to book by Jane Johnston and Lindy Nahmed-Williams Early Childhood Studies

2008 Literature review of book edited by A. Osler, Teachers, Human Rights and Diversity: Educating Citizens in Multicultural Societies. Pub. Stoke on Trent, Trentham Books



Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education and Pedagogy

Zoe teaches on the PGCE Secondary Education Course where she is subject leader for Mathematics. She also teaches on the Undergraduate Degree in Mathematics and leads the third year pedagogy module.

Zoe’s research is in the area of the Psychology of Learning  – including the influence of globalisation, creativity, gender differences, resilience and the effect of mastery. Having seen a range of national and school cultures she is interested in the effects that reculturing and organisational change could have on students’ interest in, and retention of, Mathematics.


Publications as technical proof reader and English Language writer in Hong Kong.
Pan Lloyds Publishing Ltd.

  • HKDSE Exam Series – Physics MC Questions (Compulsory Part)
  • HKDSE Exam Series – Physics Multiple-choice Questions (Compulsory Part) Book B

Physics text books published as co-author and technical proof reader.
CGP Books Ltd

  • A2 Physics Revision Guide
  • AS Physics Revision Guide
  • GCSE Physics Essential Exam Practice – Foundation Level
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