Using Thinking Skills in the Primary Classroom

Author: Peter Kelly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900164
Format: PDF
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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.

Teaching Thinking Skills Across the Primary Curriculum

Author: Belle Wallace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113660667X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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, ePub
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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, Kindle
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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.

Using History to Develop Thinking Skills at Key Stage 2

Author: Belle Wallace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136635041
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical resource book presents ways in which teachers can help to develop children's problem solving and thinking skills through a range of history topics. The book contains classroom-based activities that have been tried and evaluated by teachers and children. Most importantly, the contributors also show how the skills developed through rigorous historical investigations can be used across all areas of the curriculum. Topics covered include a detailed account of a world history investigation on Ancient Egypt; teaching historical skills using artifacts; small group work on local history, the Vikings and the Second World War; working in depth on aspects of the Tudors; and developing writing skills through a study of the Romans.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Developing Thinking Skills

Author: Steve Bowkett
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408194961
Format: PDF, ePub
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Thinking skills are the cornerstones of effective learning. When children are familiar with their 'thinking toolkit' they will engage more actively and confidently with the knowledge and information you teach them. In this brand new edition, author and education consultant Steve Bowkett offers 100 tried and tested activities and techniques to help children become more creative, analytical and flexible in their thinking. Whether you are an experienced teacher or you are just starting your teaching career, there are strategies in this book that you can apply across a wide age and ability range and areas of the primary curriculum. Dip in and use the activities as 'mind warm-ups' and lesson starters, or combine techniques to form the basis of whole topics and more extended programmes of study.

Thinking and Learning with ICT

Author: Rupert Wegerif
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415304757
Format: PDF
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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.