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Issue TTC7.3

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Stories students tell themselves

We hear more and more in schools about ‘dispositions’ and ‘habits of minds’. These expressions refer to a ‘tendency to think or behave in certain ways under certain conditions’. An important aim of schools is to help young people develop the kinds of behaviours that lead to effective thinking and independent learning.

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01/01/1970
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Vocabulary for thinking

Steve Williams begins the new professional development series with advice on how to help learners improve their vocabulary of words for thinking

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01/01/1970
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Editorial

Editorial - 'Progressive primary schools'.

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The Question Tree

Frances Field and Nalini Randall explain strategies they use to enhance the abilities of children in primary school to learn through questioning.

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01/01/1970
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Here comes the philosophy man!

Marcelo Staricoff argues for a philosophical approach to the primary curriculum

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01/01/1970
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The Grangeton Way

Richard Gerver explains how staff at his school took pupils on a journey of creativelearning – by turning the school into a town

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01/01/1970
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Vibrant schools

Rob Ratcliff and Jan Chambers report on a project in Wiltshire to help primary schools become more creative and effective

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Gifted and Talented Time for a Re–think

Barry Hymer presents some rather uncomfortable findings about intelligence and achievement, and believes that it is time for a re–appraisal of these concepts.

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Newswise

Roger Sutcliffe presents some ideas for critical thinking in literacy or citizenship based on issues in the news

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01/01/1970
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Critical thinking and English literature

Belinda Hakes introduces some unlikely companions and explains how they respond to each other.

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01/01/1970
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Creative Partnerships

Wendy Andrews reviews the work of Creative Partnerships and reports on new research findings about the effectiveness of creative learning

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01/01/1970
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Thinking About Me

Robert Fisher explains what ‘me–cognition’ is and offers some starters for thinking

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01/01/1970
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Relations Diagrams

Oliver Caviglioli continues his column on visual tools with a diagram to develop causal analysis

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01/01/1970
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Start Thinking

A selection of creative, open-ended starter activities to get children's brains buzzing, by Marcelo Staricoff and Alan Rees.

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01/01/1970
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Liberal with a CAPITAL 'L'

Stephen Law defends the liberal argument that children should be helped to think for themselves against criticisms that this means giving up on moral education and moral standards

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01/01/1970
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Cultures For Thinking

Steve Williams continues the new professional development series with advice on how to create a culture of thinking in your school

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01/01/1970
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