Using Thinking Skills in the Primary Classroom

Author: Peter Kelly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900164
Format: PDF, ePub
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Working with the sound thinking skills children already display as part of their learning, this book takes a practical approach to getting the best out of them.

Using Thinking Skills in the Primary Classroom

Author: Peter Kelly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446239872
Format: PDF, Docs
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`The good practice points add depth to the practical nature of this book and clearly set out its intention to provide reflection for teachers to extend their own skills and practice' - Jan Baker, Head Teacher of Orchard Vale Community School 'Thoughtfully written and certainly of value to trainee teachers and those already teaching in school' - National Association for Gifted Children Newsletter Most children already display a range of thinking skills when they communicate with each another and when they talk about their interests (whether those are soap operas or car engines), and this book presents an approach for classroom practice that will encourage teachers to build on the often quite sophisticated thinking skills the children in their class already have. The author highlights points for good pratice, suggests some lesson ideas and builds in opportunities for professional reflection. Advice on the following is included: } classroom organization } approaches to collaborative groupwork } developing children's (and teachers') speaking and listening skills } building on the thinking skills that children of all abilities display } using questioning techniques to promote thinking skills in the classroom } whole-school issues. Each chapter ends with a summary of key points and there is some photocopiable material included. All teachers, teaching assistants and those co-ordinating the learning of gifted and talented pupils will find this book thought-provoking, stimulating and inspiring.

Teaching Thinking Skills Across the Primary Curriculum

Author: Belle Wallace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113660667X
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This book presents a practical and universal framework for the teaching of thinking skills and problem-solving across the primary curriculum, using examples of topics from the National Curriculum, classroom techniques, and tried-and-tested activities which systematically develop pupils' thinking and problem-solving skills. While accommodating the need of all learners to develop effective thinking skills, the book also caters to the need to differentiate learning activities to extend the more able learners. Written by a team of teachers who recognize the day-to-day problems that face their colleagues in the classroom, this accessible, jargon-free book will be welcomed by teachers, SENCOs and ABCOs alike.

Philosophy in the Classroom

Author: Ron Shaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134063245
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ever had difficulty inspiring your children to consider and discuss philosophical concepts? Philosophy in the Classroom helps teachers tap in to children’s natural wonder and curiosity. The practical lesson plans, built around Aesop’s fables, encourage children to formulate and express their own points of view, enabling you to lead rich and rewarding philosophical discussions in the primary classroom. This highly practical and engaging classroom companion: prompts students to consider serious moral issues in an imaginative and stimulating way uses Aesop's fables as a springboard to pose challenging questions about the issues raised provides fifteen key themes including happiness, wisdom, self-reliance and judging others as the basis for classroom discussion. uses powerful and creative drawings to illustrate activities and photocopiable resources. Philosophy in the Classroom is an invaluable resource for any primary school teacher wanting to engage their students in meaningful philosophical reflection and discussion. Ron Shaw has many years of classroom experience and is the author of more than forty books helping primary and secondary school students to improve their thinking skills.

Critical Thinking Across The Curriculum Developing Critical Thinking Skills Literacy And Philosophy In The Primary Classroom

Author: Leicester, Mal
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238793
Format: PDF, Docs
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This exciting, practical book is an essential resource for every busy primary teacher and very easy to use in the classroom. It provides advice, beautifully illustrated original themed stories, and critical learning activities. The critical learning activities are accompanied by photocopiable resources, including original photographs.

Thinking and Learning with ICT

Author: Rupert Wegerif
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415304757
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Primary teachers need to incorporate the use of computers in their daily lesson plans, but how can this be done most effectively to promote learning skills in the classroom? In this fascinating book, Lyn Dawes and Rupert Wegerif outline a strategy for enhancing the effectiveness of computers for teaching and learning with an emphasis on: * raising pupil achievement in the core subject areas * developing collaborative learning in small groups * using group discussions as a way of improving general communication, as well as thinking and reasoning skills. The approach is to use computers as a support for collaborative learning in small groups and this book presents ways to prepare pupils for talking, learning and thinking together around computers. Excerpts from pupils' discussions illustrate the main issues and guidance on lesson planning and developing and choosing appropriate software is also provided. Thinking and Learning with ICT will be a valuable resource for primary teachers and student teachers.

Talk Thinking and Philosophy in the Primary Classroom

Author: John Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844456862
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Talk, thinking and philosophy are crucial components of children's learning. This book is a practical and readable guide to the ways in which teachers can provide children with the opportunities to develop and use these skills to their greatest effect. It begins by asking why talking and thinking should be taught and examines current approaches in this area. It goes on to look at how teachers can develop talking and thinking skills across the six Areas of Learning to help children gain confidence and deepen understanding.