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Issue 2.3

CTL 2.3 Cover

CTL 2.3 Cover

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CTL 2.3 Editorial

One small step for mankind...

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CTL 2.3 Contents

CTL 2.3 Contents

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CTL 2.3 News

Lack of sleep impairs learning; experts believe new reading test for 6-year-olds is waste of money; school pupils celebrate book week, and more

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Investigating Primary thinking skills

Year 5 teacher, Lisa Casey, researched the role that thinking skills teaching played in a group of Welsh schools

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Promoting inferential information behaviour

Rather than acquiring a set of skills, inferential information behaviour involves forming a mindset involving problemsolving perspectives and lateral thinking. Dr. Andrew K. Shenton looks at ways to develop inferential strategies.

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Planning creativity out of lessons

With Ofsted now stressing teaching and learning even more, the danger is that schools will insist on ever more formulaic lesson plans. These often prevent real learning taking place, argues Chris Watkins, who suggests a more creative framework.

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Remembering Mike Lake

Two great education innovators have died recently. Mike Lake, one of the pioneers of the thinking skills movement and Dorothy Heathcote, whose work in drama and education led to the Mantle of The Expert movement. In the first of two retrospectives, Howard Sharron looks at Mike Lake’s work and ideas. Includes one of Mike's 'Brill' stories for use in the classroom, along with questions for discussion.

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Prompting Poetic Thinking

Dr Jude Brigley discovers the educational and emotional benefits of triggering poetic writing through a series of creative thinking strategies.

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Hands up, hands down! Who thinks they can teach music?

Follow Bradford primary school teacher, Marj Newbury, on her journey to musical enlightenment. She discovers that all is not lost for teachers not blessed with natural musical flare!

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Drama, energy and the crane

In this article we look back at some of Dorothy Heathcote’s work. Steve Williams recalls what happened when a classic Polish children’s book, a group of primary children in Derby and legendary teacher Dorothy Heathcote, came together for one extraordinary week.

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Introducing ICT in the early years

Introducing ICT in the early years setting - for the under 5s - can be difficult for practitioners looking to get the right balance of play with learning and development. However, computer based resources have almost endless possibilities for supporting the development of the whole child, proving to be a vital resource for all areas of development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

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Using the Internet for student research in secondary schools

Schools and classrooms are dynamic, interactive, social places, where teachers and students communicate, share information, and challenge each other’s ideas. Teachers guide student learning by posing problems, encouraging student questions, and offering opportunities for students to find solutions. Here we look at the do’s and don’ts of using the Web for student research in school.

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Music for the age of technology

Explore a bank of online skill-building resources to inspire, stimulate and make music accessible for all children.

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Project Plan: Ocean Environments Part II

Sue Lyle follows up activities provided in our last issue on Ocean Environments for pupils aged 9-13. The activities in this issue are designed to promote aesthetic appreciation of the oceans to engage pupils’ affective responses.

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