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How to Teach Thinking and Learning Skills: A Practical Program for the Whole School (Incl CD)

by Catherine Simister Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
Pub Date:
04/2007
ISBN:
9781412934220
Format:
Pbk 176 pages
Price:
AU$102.00 NZ$106.09
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By helping children to form positive thinking and learning habits, and to develop a range of transferable skills, we give them the tools they need to become successful learners.    


 


This book is grounded in the best of current practice and theories surrounding thinking and learning skills. It provides a highly effective method for introducing a comprehensive set of thinking and learning skills to children aged 5 to 11, as well as for integrating these skills through the curriculum. By means of carefully developed games, activities and group tasks, these ready-to-use lessons will appeal to a wide range of learners and abilities.   


 


Features of the book include:


 


- a clear explanation of what thinking and learning skills are;


- lots of photocopiable activities, for use by individual teachers and in INSET;


- a plan for introducing thinking and learning skills in your school;  


- suggestions for further reading and development of the programme.   


 


Headteachers, Curriculum Co-ordinators and classroom practitioners wishing to introduce and develop thinking and learning skills in their school can either follow this programme in its entirety, or dip into it when appropriate for specific activities.

PART ONE: THINKING ABOUT LEARNING AND LEARNING ABOUT THINKING
What Does This Book Offer?
Why Should We <i>Teach</i> Thinking and Learning Skills?
What Are Thinking and Learning Skills?
How do You Teach Thinking and Learning?
How do I Use the THINK! Programme in Practice?
Tips for Success: Questions and Answers
What Could I Do to Take This Further?
PART TWO: THE THINK! PROGRAMME
THINK! Skills Overview
Lesson Plans with Lists of Resources on the CD-ROM and 'At a Glance' Samples
PART THREE: GENERAL RESOURCES FOR ALL YEAR GROUPS
'At a Glance' Sample of General Resources on the CD-ROM
'Heads Together' Introductory Session
Philosophy for Children: Generating the Question Session

C J Simister is a leading expert in promoting intellectual character and independent thinking. She is now a full time educational consultant, and has presented extensively in the U.K, as well as Sri Lanka, Australia, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and Dubai. When supporting schools, she draws from a wealth of practical hands-on experience, exploring the wide range of innovative techniques that she has gathered and developed over the years.