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Am I a good learner?

Bob Burden explores the learner’s self-image as a important aspect of thinking skills evaluation.

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11/10/2009
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Thinking For Learning

Understanding and transforming the ways in which children learn is crucial to raising standards, argues Professor Michael Barber.

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11/10/2009
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CASE Proven

Andrew Raw reports on his experiences of using materials and classroom approaches in secondary science teaching.

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11/10/2009
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Thinking Through Stories

Vivienne Baumfield and teachers from four Northumberland first schools set themselves the task of raising standards through helping pupils to question, listen, develop reasoned arguments and value the opinions of others. Here’s how they got on.

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11/10/2009
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Right Wrong

Thinking skills are the cornerstone of effective citizenship education, argues William Ord. Here he illustrates his point by showing how recent materials from the Citizenship Foundation were used to effect in his school.

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11/10/2009
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Improving concentration & memory skills

Success in lessons, including those that seek to enhance thinking skills, is founded on the ability of learners to concentrate and pay attention. Mike Lake argues that some pupils need carefully structured support to bring their powers of concentration and memory up to a level that will enable them to progress in school.

Date:
11/10/2009
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The Death Of A Slave

Contemporary mysteries can provide fertile ground for developing thinking skills, argues Vivienne Baumfield. And for increasing children’s awareness of the processes involved in thinking rather than just the outcomes.

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11/10/2009
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Why Was Becket Murdered

Christine Counsell uses a medieval murder story to show how teachers can build on the principles enshrined in National Curriculum history to develop pupils’ thinking skills.

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11/10/2009
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Thinking For Learning

Understanding and transforming the ways in which children learn is crucial to raising standards, argues Professor Michael Barber.

Date:
29/12/2010
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Zoombini Power

Can children use ICT to develop logical thinking? Steve Higgins and Nick Packard think they can by helping the Zoombinis escape from the Bloats.

Date:
29/12/2010
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Thinking Through Stories

Vivienne Baumfield and teachers from four Northumberland first schools set themselves the task of raising standards through helping pupils to question, listen, develop reasoned arguments and value the opinions of others. Here’s how they got on.

Date:
29/12/2010
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Right & wrong

Thinking skills are the cornerstone of effective citizenship education, argues William Ord. Here he illustrates his point by showing how recent materials from the Citizenship Foundation were used to effect in his school.

Date:
29/12/2010
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Improving concentration and memory skills

Success in lessons, including those that seek to enhance thinking skills, is founded on the ability of learners to concentrate and pay attention. Mike Lake argues that some pupils need carefully structured support to bring their powers of concentration and memory up to a level that will enable them to progress in school.

Date:
29/12/2010
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The Death Of A Slave

Contemporary mysteries can provide fertile ground for developing thinking skills, argues Vivienne Baumfield. And for increasing children’s awareness of the processes involved in thinking rather than just the outcomes.

Date:
29/12/2010
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Why Was Becket Murdered?

Christine Counsell uses a medieval murder story to show how teachers can build on the principles enshrined in National Curriculum history to develop pupils’ thinking skills.

Date:
29/12/2010
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Learning to talk, talking to learn

Can good conversation stimulate better thinking? Dr Rupert Wegerif and a team of teachers and researchers at the Open University think it can - and they can prove it.

Date:
29/12/2010
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The Murder Of Stephen Lawrence

Sensitive issues require careful thinking. Roger Sutcliffe and Steve Williams offer a news-style story and suggestions for talking with children about some of the issues surrounding the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Suitable for Key Stage 2 upwards.

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29/12/2010
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Would the real Vygotskii please stand up

For more than a couple of decades the name of Vygotskii has held the sort of totemic power in Anglo-American psychology and education once reserved for Piaget. Here, Andrew Sutton introduces the ‘revolutionary scientist’ whose work and intentions have not always been best served by those who invoke his name.

Date:
29/12/2010
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Editorial

Editorial for Teaching Thinking and Creativity, Spring 2000.

Date:
23/02/2011
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News

News for Teaching Thinking and Creativity, Spring 2000.

Date:
23/02/2011
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