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Issue TTC8.5

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Writing for thinking

John Collins shows how to set low-risk writing tasks to develop pupils thinking and build their confidence in writing. Introduction by Steve Williams.

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17/02/2009
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The past is another country

Former World Memory Champion, writer and broadcaster, Jonathan Hancock recently qualifed as a primary school teacher. Here he explains how children can use their imaginations to improve their memory and creative skills.

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17/02/2009
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Rising To The Challenge

Pupils in North Tyneside are reaping the benefits of some surprising research which challenges their perceptions of themselves – and our preconceptions about learning. Gerry Miller explains.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Letting the passengers drive the bus

Students can improve their thinking skills if they are allowed to lead Philosophy For Children enquiries. Steven Brammell reports on a successful initiative.

Date:
01/01/1970
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A Fresh Look at Boredom

We might assume that boredom is a bad thing. Time on our hands and lack of activity must be a waste of time. In this article Teresa Belton considers how boredom has its uses and can actually be seen as a means of developing creativity.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Mythic and Heroic Imaginations and how to use them in teachi

Rod Cunningham explains the ideas of Kieran Egan, one of the world’s foremost thinkers on creative education.

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01/01/1970
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Mythic Understanding and the Foundation Phase

Using Egan’s Imaginative Approach to Teaching: In this article Sue Lyle explores some of the practical implications of Kieran Egan’s imaginative approach to teaching outlined by Rod Cunningham. The focus for this issue is the Mythic framework and how it can be applied to children between the ages of 3-7 (The Foundation Phase and Key Stage 1 in England; The Foundation Stage in Wales 3-7). In the next issue she will look at Romantic Understanding with the 8-13 age group.

Date:
01/01/1970
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The Past is another Country

Former World Memory Champion, writer and broadcaster, Jonathan Hancock recently qualified as a primary school teacher. Here he explains how children can use their imaginations to improve their memory and creative skills. 

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No Date
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Radio Waves

Radio journalism and documentary techniques can cause serious ripples of excitement in the most mundane learning tasks, writes Mike Kinnaird.

Date:
01/01/1970
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iDEAS ready to revise

Oliver Caviglioli continues his series of practical uses for visual tools with an approach to revision for exams.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Why is creative writing so difficult to assess?

Many A level students are attracted to the creative writing element of English Language for several reasons. One key element is that it is a return to the earliest education they received:  listening  to and making up stories.

Date:
01/01/1970
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The Learning Skills Curriculum

A creative group of teachers and a psychologist in Rotherham decided to create their own fun curriculum, which turned a hotch-potch approach into a learning skills strategy.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Giving Rosie a better chance

Children with Down’s Syndrome can counter the learning problems caused by the condition if the intervention is early and strong enough. Angela Hurd reports on her communication work with Rosie and how her cognitive skills were strengthened.

Date:
01/01/1970
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A life or death Mystery

Will Latif’s brother survive this winter?

Date:
01/01/1970
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