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A disturbing power to predict

Mike Lake’s general knowledge test for rising fives can predict their performance at age 11 with million-to-one accuracy. Here he explains how – and draws some sobering conclusions for educationalists.

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11/10/2009
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Figure Out The Framework

When Steve Higgins applied thinking skills to the Framework for Mathematics, the results were enough to make all departments sit up and take notice.

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29/12/2010
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A Term In The Life

Alan Edmiston of Sunderland LEA relates how he started getting to grips with his role as a thinking skills coordinator.

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29/12/2010
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Hold The Pocket Money

This issue’s Newswise resources, from Steve Williams, begin with a newspaper-type story about pocket money. Related exercises will stimulate thought and discussion on issues ranging from friendship and families to ‘good taste’ and the nature of happiness.

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29/12/2010
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Perfect Partners

A Wrexham-based thinking skills project broke new ground in involving a three-way partnership between a school, a college and the LEA. Patrick Costello, Jan Jones and Paula Walsh report.

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29/12/2010
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Think Of A Number

Skills in abstract reasoning can be invaluable in mathematics, as Sally Taverner discovered in using a radical new teaching scheme.

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29/12/2010
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Record Time

Ian Wilkinson’s pupils seemed to benefit from recording their thoughts about learning in journals - but he wanted statistical proof. His ‘learning and enjoyment audit’ went some way to supplying it.

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29/12/2010
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Caught In The ACTS

A thinking skills field study in Northern Ireland yielded promising results recently. Carol McGuinness reports for Teaching Thinking on the ACTS project.

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29/12/2010
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Leading questions

Alan Combes believes questioning skills have a central role to play in preparing for an ever-changing world. Here, he offers ideas to help develop them.

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29/12/2010
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Close Examination

The National Curriculum 2000 finally offers a formal thinking skills qualification. Graham Handscomb takes a look - with the help of one or two great thinkers of the past.

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29/12/2010
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Much Ado About Nothing

In each issue Food For Thought will question an aspect of the curriculum that is normally taken for granted with no end in view other than the pleasure of just thinking. This time, Rupert Wegerif takes a fascinating look at…nothing.

Date:
29/12/2010
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Searching For Meaning

Can young children’s learning benefit from the profoundest ponderings of the world’s philosophers? Steve Williams thinks so, and believes we should find the classroom time for some serious reflection.

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29/12/2010
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Vygotskii Goes West

Like Vygotskii himself, translations of his work are best understood in the light of their history. In the second of three articles, Andrew Sutton offers a rough guide to the pitfalls of reading English-language ‘Vygotskian’ and ‘post-Vygotskian’ writings.

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29/12/2010
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Take A Deep Breath

Philosophical debate and thinking skills call for clarity and relaxation. These can be hard to come by in a bustling, boisterous classroom – but Joanna Haynes has a solution in meditation.

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29/12/2010
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Editorial

Editorial for Teaching Thinking and Creativity, Autumn 2000.

Date:
23/02/2011
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News

News for Teaching Thinking and Creativity, Autumn 2000.

Date:
23/02/2011
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Reviews

Reviews featured in Teaching Thinking and Creativity, Autumn 2000.

Date:
23/02/2011
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