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The Early Years Training Hub is part of The Big Initiative which is a multi-agency collaboration bringing together expert practitioners to provide exceptional resources free of charge :

Sustained Shared Thinking
Sustained Shared Thinking

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Sustained Shared Thinking (SST), has been defined by Siraj-Blatchford et al. as “An episode in which two or more individuals ‘work together’ in an intellectual way to solve a problem, clarify a concept, evaluate activities, extend a narrative etc. Both parties must contribute to the thinking and it must develop and extend.” (REPEY, 2002)

A high-quality environment and effective adult-child relationships are essential ingredients in SST. Children learn through following their interests and gaining deep levels of involvement in their play and learning. It is the way in which adults support this learning that the SST occurs. Practitioners can enter into SST with children by showing genuine interest in and enjoyment of children’s achievement, asking open-ended questions to support and progress the learning, but most importantly providing the framework for children to achieve or succeed.

The learning objectives for this course are as follows:

  1. To provide knowledge and understanding of what SST is and how you can use it to support young children’s learning effectively
  2. To develop the skills that will enable you to carry out SST effectively in your setting

This course will ensure your practice is in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, The Early Years Framework and The Foundation Phase. It will also support your continuous professional development in line with the Early Years Teachers Standards.

Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the children in your care. We can provide you with an advanced version for seniors or managers or facilitate a train the trainer course.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

If you have less than 5 learners who require the above training please consider our online version.

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  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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